March 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. A day to help educate the public about the impact of HIV/ AIDS on younger people & applaud the work young people are doing across the US to fight HIV/ AIDS.
What it Means to Us
2019 is the 7th annual NYHAAD & we think it is incredibly important for the younger generations to be educated about HIV/ AIDS. In fact, the younger generations have never known a world without the epidemic. There are over 75,000 young people living with HIV (with roughly 1,000 becoming infected each month) in the US alone. Acknowledgement, education & communication are all weapons that can help to fight more young people falling prey to a dangerous epidemic.
Although this holiday originated in the US, everyone is encouraged to get involved. Here are some resources for those interested in learning more about this epidemic. Knowledge is power.
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
International AIDS society
Kaiser Family Foundation
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS
World Health Organization