lunes, 4 de abril de 2016

HIV & AIDS in the United States Update: National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, April 10

HIV & AIDS inthe United States
Department of Human and Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logos
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
1. Learn the Basics.
Act Against AIDSLearn the basics about HIV and AIDS:
  • Many young people engage in sexual risk behaviors that can result in unintended health outcomes.
  • Young people aged 13 to 24 accounted for more than 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses. And at the end of 2012, 44% of young people ages 18 to 24 living with HIV did not know they had HIV.
  • In addition to abstinence, limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms the right way every time you have sex, you may be able to take advantage of newer medicines such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
2. Get Tested and Encourage Others to Get Tested, too.
Doing It posterAre you Doing It? Testing for HIV? CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and that people with certain risk factors get tested more often. After you have learned the basics about HIV testing, you can find a testing center in your area. Use our Doing It website to find youth resources and testing locations near you.
  • Text your ZIP code to “KNOW IT” (566948).
  • Find free, fast and confidential testing near you.
  • Call 1-800-CDC-INFO.
  • Talk to your doctor or health care provider.
  • Take a home HIV test.
3. Use Your Voice on Social Media.
Show the world that taking charge of your health is important at any age. Post a selfie on April 10 to tell your friends and followers on social media why you are making HIV testing part of your health routine! Be sure to incorporate #DoingIt creatively into your photo somewhere, and tag us so we can see your posts

Use the hashtag #NYHAAD to spread awareness day messages about HIV prevention on social media.
Here are a few sample messages:
  • Learn how to protect yourself and your partner from #HIV #NYHAAD #DoingIt
  • #DoingItEmpower the youth in your life to get tested on #NYHAAD
  • On #NYHAADget tested#DoingIt
Follow federal social media accounts that promote HIV prevention and testing, and share and retweet messages.
4. Get Involved.
Young people across the country will be hosting events to honor this year’s NYHAAD and the brand new NYHAAD Bill of Rights—a declaration of the civil rights of young people in the wake of the HIV & AIDS epidemic.
  • Support the NYHAAD Bill of Rights from Advocates for Youth.
  • Participate in the NYHAAD Thunderclap. The NYHAAD Thunderclap will go live on April 10th at 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT to encourage individuals and organizations to support HIV prevention.  Please visit to sign up! Please share this information with partners, Twitter followers, and Facebook friends.
  • Host an NYHAAD event in your communityYou can download materials and information for your event here:
  • Promote HIV awareness, prevention and testing on your website, blog and social media channels.

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