When is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day?
NYHAAD is a national holiday in the United States, celebrated every April 10. The first NYHAAD was April 10, 2013.
Where will National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day be celebrated?
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day will be celebrated all across the United States. There will be events hosted by various organizations and individuals in high schools, colleges, churches, community centers and more. There also will be opportunities for individuals to engage online.
How do I commemorate National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day?
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 do I find events near me for National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day?
Check out our events list to find an event registered near you. If you do not see an event near you, think about hosting your own!
How do I prepare to host an event?
If you plan on hosting an event, make sure to plan adequately so that there is enough time to get the word out and organize whatever resources that you might need. If you are hosting an event, make sure you have a venue and an agenda. 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, and like us on Facebook to get updates on more resources as the day approaches!
What are the social media hashtags for National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day?
The hashtags include #NYHAAD and #youthHIV and #OurHIVPlan