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.