Did you know that National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness is recognized annually on April 10th?

Annually, April 10th is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). The day was created to educate the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people and to highlight the work going on across the country to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Center for Disease Control  youth testimonial you tube video recognizes the importance of investing in young people’s health through prevention and education as a critical step to achieving an AIDS-free generation. To learn more about this day of awareness through infographic data, click on the images below:

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