TODAY: Youth HIV Awareness Day
In the United States, one in four new HIV infections is among youth ages 13 to 24. Every month 1,000 young people are infected with HIV and over 76,400 young people are currently living with HIV across the country. Young people and their allies are determined to end this epidemic once and for all – but they can’t do it alone. An “AIDS-Free Generation”, will not be possible without an all-hands on deck response from governments, schools, organizations, and communities - and the recognition of young people as key partners in the fight against AIDS. National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) acknowledges young people’s great work in fighting the epidemic and holds our leaders accountable. April 10, 2013 will mark the first annual nationwide observance of the day.Pass this along to your young friends.