HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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. 

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: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2018, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH. 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

HIV and Children and Adolescents, from AIDSinfo

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Resources, from CDC

HIV Among Youth, from CDC

HIV, AIDS, and Drug Use, from NIDA for Teens, a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH

HIV/AIDS - Specific Populations: Adolescents
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