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National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV & AIDS in of young people as well as highlight the amazing work young people are doing across the country to fight the epidemic in the United States.
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance that takes place on April 10.
In the United States, one in four new HIV cases is among youth ages 13 to 24. Every month 1,000 young people acquire HIV and over 70,000 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 and this day is a way to acknowledge the great work young people are already engaging in to do so.
And if you’ve heard about PrEP, know that CDC recommends that PrEP be considered for people who are HIV-negative and at substantial risk for HIV.
For sexual transmission, this includes anyone who is in an ongoing relationship with an HIV-positive partner. It also includes anyone who 1) is not in a mutually monogamous* relationship with a partner who recently tested HIV-negative, and 2) is a