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Youth with HIV or at risk for HIV have unique characteristics. There are particular challenges that they face that increases their risk for contracting HIV and makes it harder for them to access resources. This is especially the case for youth of color, young MSM, and young women and transwomen.
Please take some time today to visit the official NYHAAD page for information about this day, and also take some time to visit the All In page (a similar global initiate to #EndAdolescentAIDS).
We are also pleased to share three awesome posts written by a positive youth in commemoration of NYHAAD...one post for each year that has NYHAAD existed. Please read them below!
1. "An Almost Broken Relationship" (about lack of HIV awareness), from HIVE Online (formerly BAPAC)
2. "Mina's Law: #NotYourInfection" (about fighting HIV stigma), from PWN-USA
3. "HIV Youth Summer Camps" (about social support for youth with HIV), from the Well Project