April 10, 2017
National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an opportunity to learn about how young people are affected by HIV/AIDS and to highlight the inspiring work of young people across the country in response to the HIV epidemic.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), youth aged 13 to 24 years accounted for an estimated 22% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2014. CDC estimates that at the end of 2012, 44% of youth ages 18 to 24 years old who were living with HIV in the United States did not know they were infected. Among youth diagnosed with HIV in 2011 or earlier, only 52% remained in HIV care at the end of 2012.
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.