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May 7 2017 AIDS Walks: Asbury Park · Atlantic City · Morristown · Newark · Ridgewood
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Addressing HIV in young people requires that we give them the tools they need to reduce their risk, make healthy decisions, and access treatment and care, if needed. For National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness this April, take action and talk about the impact of HIV on youth and remind each other that investing in young people’s health and education is a critical step to achieving not only an AIDS-free generation, but a healthy generation overall.
We do see encouraging signs that some risk behaviors for HIV are on the decline for youth; e.g., that fewer high school students are sexually active. Other health risk behaviors remain high and some populations of young people are at a higher risk still. NYHAAD is an important reminder of the ongoing health education and outreach that is needed to ensure all youth know the risks and learn how to stay healthy.
Protecting our youth is a 24/7, 365-day-per-year responsibility. Thank you for supporting AIDs.gov and, more importantly, the work you do every day to improve the health of young people. Together, we can all make a difference in youth HIV prevention!