National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance that takes place on April 10 to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people and to highlight the work young people are doing across the country to respond to the epidemic. Advocates for Youth is the lead for planning the observance day.
The NYHAAD site offers ideas, graphics and other resources to help engage youth.
Here are some ways you can get involved in observances in your community.
Join the Conversation
- 3 Ways Digital Tools Can Reach Youth
- 4 Things You’d Say to Your Younger (Positive or Not) Self
- Using our National HIV/AIDS Strategy to Prevent HIV among our Nation’s Youth
Use the hashtag #NYHAAD to share how you’re observing NYHAAD.
Share the NYHAAD logo
Help promote National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day. Post this web badge on your site.
Copy the Badge Code:
<img alt="National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day" height="150" src="/images/nyhaad-logo.jpg" width="150" />
Promote HIV Testing
Use and share the Locator.
Share these Resources
CDC’s Doing It campaign is intended to reach youth and others at risk for HIV. Watch this trailer in which young adults speak about the importance of HIV testing and why they are #DoingIt.
Visit WhatWorksInYouthHIV.org. This Adolescent HIV/AIDS Prevention National Resource Center site offers emerging and evidence-based practices and resources for youth-serving professionals to help prevent adolescent HIV/AIDS.
Read the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The Strategy is the nation's first-ever comprehensive coordinated HIV/AIDS roadmap. Read the Strategy (PDF 1.34 MB) and a new White House report on progress related to the Strategy. (PDF, 1.89 MB). Learn more about the Strategy here.
The HIV Care Continuum Initiative is part of the Strategy. Watch this video to learn more.
How can you help implement the Strategy in your community?
Learn about the PEPFAR Blueprint
Read and share the PEFPAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation (PDF, 2.6 MB) and fact sheet.
Learn more about PEPFAR.
Other HIV/AIDS Awareness Days
Read the AIDS.gov blog posts about the national HIV/AIDS observances.
Download the HIV/AIDS Awareness Days postcard here (PDF, 1.49MB).