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What is NYHAAD?

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people as well as highlight the amazing work young people are doing across the country to fight the HIV & AIDS epidemic.


Why is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day important?

Today’s young people are the first generation who have never known a world without HIV and AIDS. In the United States, one in four new HIV infections is among youth ages 13 to 24. Every month 1,000 young people are infected with HIV and over 76,400 young people are currently living with HIV across the country. While there has been much talk about an AIDS-Free Generation, we know that is not possible without our nation’s youth. Young people and their allies are determined to end this epidemic once and for all and this day is a way to acknowledge the great work young people are already engaging in to do so.

What is NYHAAD?

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people as well as highlight the amazing work young people are doing across the country to fight the HIV & AIDS epidemic.


Why is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day important?

Today’s young people are the first generation who have never known a world without HIV and AIDS. In the United States, one in four new HIV infections is among youth ages 13 to 24. Every month 1,000 young people are infected with HIV and over 76,400 young people are currently living with HIV across the country. While there has been much talk about an AIDS-Free Generation, we know that is not possible without our nation’s youth. Young people and their allies are determined to end this epidemic once and for all and this day is a way to acknowledge the great work young people are already engaging in to do so.

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 country. 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 online participation.

How do I commemorate National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day?

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is an opportunity to learn about HIV & AIDS and how young people are affected. It is also an opportunity to show support for the cause while educating others. You could send tweets, host an event, get tested, table on your campus, and more! Check out the resources toolkit for more ideas on ways to engage.

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 toolkit for more information.

How do I get 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!

Every April 10, students organize around ensuring the rights laid out in the NYHAAD Bill of Rights are guaranteed to all young people.

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September 9-15, 2018 – National Suicide Prevention Week

September 18, 2018 – National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 23, 2018 – Celebrate Bisexuality Day

September 27, 2018 – National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

September 24-28, 2018 – National Ally Week

September 15 – October 15, 2018 – Latinx Heritage Month

October 2018

October 2018 – Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2018 – LGBT History MonthOctober 2018 – National Bullying Prevention Month

October 2018 – Islamic Heritage Month

 

October 8, 2018 – Indigenous People’s Day

October 11, 2018 – National Coming Out Day

October 15, 2018 – National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

October 18, 2018 – Spirit Day

October 22-26, 2018 – Asexual Awareness Day

October 26, 2018 – Intersex Awareness Day

November 2018

November 20, 2018 – National Transgender Day of Remembrance

December 2018

December 2018 – HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

December 1, 2018 – World AIDS Day

December 3, 2018 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 10, 2018 – Human Rights Day

January 2019

January 14-18, 2019 – No Name-Calling Week

January 22, 2019 – Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

February 2019

February 2019 – Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 2019 – Black History Month

February 7, 2019 – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 14, 2019 – National Condom Day

February 20, 2019 – World Day of Social Justice

March 2019

March 2019 – Women’s History Month

March 8, 2019 – International Women’s Day

March 10, 2019 – National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20, 2019 – National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 21, 2019 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 25–29, 2019 – LGBT Health Awareness Week

March 31, 2019 – International Transgender Day of Visibility

April 2019

April 2019 – STI Awareness Month

April 2019 – Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

April 2019 – National Minority Health Month

April 7, 2019 – World Health Day

April 10, 2019 – National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

April 18, 2019 – National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

April 12, 2019 – National Day of Silence

May 2019

May 2019 – Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May 2019 – Mental Health Awareness Month

May 2019 – Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 17, 2019 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

May 18, 2019 – International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

May 18, 2019 – HIV Vaccine Awareness Day #HVAD

May 19, 2019 – National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #API     

May 13-19, 2019 – National Women’s Health Week

May 22 – Harvey Milk Day

June 2019

June 2019 – Gay Pride Month

June 5, 2019 – HIV Long-Term Survivors Day #HLTSAD2018

June 8, 2019 – National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

June 12, 2019 – Pulse Remembrance Day

June 27, 2019 – National HIV Testing Day

June 28, 2019 – Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Last Sunday in June – LGBT Pride Day

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