HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 10, 2019

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance held on April 10 to highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people. The awareness day is also an occasion to recognize the efforts of young people to help achieve an AIDS-free generation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), youth 13 to 24 years old accounted for 21% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States in 2016. CDC reports that at the end of 2015, an estimated 60,300 youth were living with HIV in the United States. Of these, 51%, or 31,000, were living with undiagnosed HIV—the highest rate of undiagnosed HIV in any age group. Youth with HIV also have the lowest rate of viral suppression for any age group.

Browse the links on this page to learn more about National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day and to find HIV/AIDS-related information specific to youth.


The U.S. Government Observes National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Webpages:

HIV/AIDS-Related Research and Youth

NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research (FY 2019/2020), from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS. NIH research priorities will include studies that address populations most affected by the epidemic, including adolescents and youth.

Clinical Trials Related to HIV/AIDS and Adolescents and Children: Research studies related to children from birth to age 17 years, from the AIDSinfo clinical trial search. Call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trial search.

Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Youth:

Additional Information and Resources

From AIDSinfo:
From CDC:
From NIDA for Teens, a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):
From the National Library of Medicine’s AIDSource:
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