National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
To engage those under age 25 on the topic of HIV/AIDS, this awareness day was started in 2013. NYHAAD recognizes that as the first generation never to know a world without HIV, youth are important to ending the epidemic. According to the CDC, about 22 percent of new U.S. HIV diagnoses in 2014 were among 13- to 24-year-olds. For NYHAAD, youth are encouraged to tweet, host events, get tested for HIV and set up tables on school campuses to educate others.