HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 10, 2018

April 10 marks National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, a day to highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people and the continuing need for HIV research, education, and resources. 

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 reports that at the end of 2013, an estimated 60,900 youth were living with HIV in the United States. Of these, 51%, or 31,300, were living with undiagnosed HIV—the highest rate of undiagnosed HIV in any age group. Youth who have HIV are also the least likely of any age group to be linked to care and have a suppressed viral load

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

FY 2018 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR). NIH research priorities include studies to better understand age-related differences that influence HIV prevention, treatment, and care. 

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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