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April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), youth aged 13 to 24 years accounted for more than 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses in 2015. CDC further reports that among youth with HIV diagnosed in 2012 or earlier, 55% were retained in HIV care and 44% had a suppressed viral load—the lowest rate of viral suppression for any age group.
The April 10 observance highlights the continuing need for HIV research, education, and resources to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS among young people. To learn more, browse AIDSinfo’s National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español].