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.