National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017, youth aged 13 to 24 made up 21% of the new HIV diagnoses in the United States and dependent areas. CDC reports that youth with HIV are the least likely of any age group to be linked to care in a timely manner and have a suppressed viral load.
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is set aside each year to highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people. Browse the links on this page to learn more about this annual observance 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:
- From CDC
- From HIV.gov
HIV/AIDS-Related Research and Youth
NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS.
Clinical Trials Related to HIV/AIDS and Children and Adolescents. Research studies related to children from birth to age 17 years, from the ClinicalInfo clinical trial search. Call HIVinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trial search.
Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Youth:
- Research within the past year, from PubMed.gov
- Research from the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Additional Information and Resources
- From NIDA for Teens, a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):
- From the National Library of Medicine’s AIDSource: