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Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD)

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Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). This observance brings together young leaders, national community partners and many other organizations and individual nation-wide to foster a better response to the HIV epidemic. The national lead for NYHAAD is Advocates for Youth A simple way for all of us to help observe NYHAAD…

Join the YTH Social Media Lounge

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This April, those working in youth advocacy, health and technology will gather at the youth + health + tech (YTH) Live Conference . Taking place on April 6-8 in San Francisco, this conference showcases new technologies that are advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults, and other underserved populations. Over 600 attendees and 2,000…

President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper, His New Initiative to Help Young Men of Color

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This afternoon, in the East Room of the White House, President Obama delivered remarks at the launch event for My Brother’s Keeper – his new initiative aimed at helping young men and boys of color facing tough odds reach their full potential. The initiative will bring together private philanthropies, businesses, governors, mayors, faith leaders, and nonprofit organizations…

Pew Report: African Americans and Technology Use

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Earlier this week, the Pew Internet and American Life Project  released a new report  on African Americans and technology use based on a survey of American adults. This report is the first in a series of reports looking at technology use among different demographic groups across the United States. We asked Meico M. Whitlock, Senior Manager…

Hepatitis C Infection Among Young Injection Drug Users: Addressing an Emerging Trend

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In recent years, there has been an emerging epidemic of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among young injection drug users (IDU) in rural and suburban settings. Early this spring, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services convened a multidisciplinary technical consultation to discuss the existing evidence and to identify and define priorities for the…

National Youth HIV + AIDS Awareness Day

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At AIDS 2012, the international AIDS conference, youth advocates announced the inauguration of National Youth HIV + AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) to be marked on April 10, 2013. In establishing this observance, Advocates for Youth  and the eleven other founding partners  are recognizing the key role of youth in our collective response to HIV. The…

New Media and National Youth HIV + AIDS Awareness Day

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Tomorrow, April 10th, 2013, marks the first National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) – a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV & AIDS on young people, as well as highlight the amazing work of young people in response to the epidemic. Through their efforts, youth and their allies will hold…

One in Four Is Too Many

Evelyn Kappeler

One in four new HIV infections in the United States occurs among young people ages 13-24. One in four! I don’t know about you, but this recently reported CDC finding gave me pause. That same report illuminated some other startling facts: About 1,000 youth per month were infected with HIV in 2010 Most new HIV…

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