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When is NYHAAD?

NYHAAD is a national holiday in the United States, celebrated every April 10. The first NYHAAD was April 10, 2013.

Where will NYHAAD be celebrated?

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day will be celebrated all across the United States. There also will be opportunities for individuals to engage online.

Who founded NYHAAD and when?

In 2013, Advocates for Youth founded NYHAAD with Children’s Hospital at Montefiore’s Adolescent AIDS Program, AIDS Alabama, National Coalition of STD Directors, The AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth, and Families, The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, AIDS United, Metro Teen AIDS, Hetrick-Martin Institute, NMAC, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Organization, and SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change.

How do I commemorate NYHAAD?

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people. You can participate by hosting an HIV 101 session on campus or at a community center, distributing sexual health resources on campus or at a community center, advocating for access to Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on campus, informing campus or community members about the impact of HIV criminalization laws, meeting with local policymakers about youth & HIV, hosting a day of HIV testing on campus or at a community center, or coordinating a day of digital storytelling to raise awareness. Check out the Resources section for more information.

How can I mobilize other young people to participate?

Spread the word via social media, word of mouth, or hand out flyers in your area. Share some facts with your peers and stress the importance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and like us on Facebook to get updates on more resources as the day approaches!

Is there a document that explains NYHAAD?

Yes! Check out our one-pager.

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