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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 (All day)

HIV causes a serious infection that, without treatment, can lead to AIDS and early death. For most youth, the risk of contracting HIV begins when they start having sex or injecting drugs. In 2016, youth aged 13 to 24 made up 21% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, CDC also reports that only 41% of youth living with HIV received related medical care in 2014, and only 27% had a suppressed viral load.  

This year marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, which advocates the theme of “Saving Lives through Leadership and Partnerships” in the United States. Together, we can educate youth about HIV, help them understand what puts them at risk, and encourage testing if they are at risk.

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