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National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

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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 Exit Disclaimer is the lead for planning the observance day.

The 2015 theme is "Engaging Youth Voices in the Response to HIV & AIDS”. The NYHAAD site Exit Disclaimer 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

Join the April 8 Twitter chat with #NYHAADChat Exit Disclaimer at 4:00 p.m.

Blog about HIV among youth. Or comment on an blog post or on other blogs.

Read the new media declaration. How can you use new media to enhance our response to HIV/AIDS?

Share the NYHAAD logo

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

Help promote National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day. Post this web badge on your site.

Copy the Badge Code:

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Tweet about HIV and Youth

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Talking about NYHAAD? Use the hashtag #NYHAAD Exit Disclaimer to share about how you’re observing NYHAAD in your community

Learn about using Twitter (PDF, 589 KB)

Promote HIV Testing

Locate HIV Testing and Other Services

Add the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Providers Locator to your site. Get the widget

Real Stories, Real People

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Visit Positive Spin to:

  • Watch the stories of unique experiences along the HIV Care Continuum.
  • Find resources
  • Join the conversation on social media at #mypositivespin Exit Disclaimer

Locate HIV Testing and Other Services

HIV Prevention and Service Locator Use and share the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.

Learn about the Locator app for iPhone and iPad and download the app here. Exit Disclaimer

Using an Android phone? Download the app here. Exit Disclaimer

Resources from the Community

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Register your local events. Exit Disclaimer

Find out about NYHAAD and download materials for local use. Exit Disclaimer (PDF, 268 KB).

Use and share this NYHAAD toolkit.Exit Disclaimer

Learn about the Epidemic

Learn about the Epidemic

Get fact sheets about the epidemic and other resources.

Learn the HIV/AIDS Basics. Know the Facts, Take Care of Yourself.

Read the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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 Exit Disclaimer to learn more.

How can you help implement the Strategy in your community?

Learn about the Affordable Care Act Take health care into your own hands Learn More

Visit  and Cuidado de Salud to find out about the Health Insurance Marketplace and more.

Watch this important video message from Magic Johnson.

Learn about the Affordable Care Act and HIV.

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 blog posts about the national HIV/AIDS observances.

Download the HIV/AIDS Awareness Days postcard here (PDF, 1.49MB).