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National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) 2022

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National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is observed each year on April 10 to educate the public about the impact of HIV on young people.

El 10 de abril es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre los jóvenes. Juntos, podemos ayudar a los jóvenes a mantenerse sanos promoviendo las pruebas, la prevención, y el tratamiento del VIH.

In-Person and Virtual Events in the DMV:

  • Advocates for Youth
    "Week of Action"
    • Monday, April 4, 2022
      Stay tuned to our Instagram account, @advocatesforyouth, to learn more about the NYHAAD campaign, our values, and our demands. In addition, throughout the week we’ll be highlighting several members of NYHAAD Ambassadors—a bold group of young people leading HIV prevention, treatment, and care campaigns in their communities.
    • Tuesday, April 5, 2022
      7 pm

      Check out our Instagram account @advocatesforyouth where we’ll post an IGTV from Jessica Zyrie (she/her, @thejessicazyrie). Zyrie is a visible black trans social activist, model and works as a case manager at the 3rd largest LGBTQ+ nonprofit in the nation. Zyrie has used her platform to advocate for equality across the intersectionality of race and gender identity. She became public with her transition in October 2016, and has used her publicity to increase visibility and education for the community. She will conduct a presentation on transgender history, discuss “Hidden Figures,” and intersectionality. This IGTV will lead up to an Instagram live question & answer at 7:00pm EST.
    • Wednesday, April 6, 2022
      Centering Youth in Ending the HIV Epidemic: A NYHAAD Virtual Roundtable
      4 pm 
      Join us for Centering Youth in Ending the HIV Epidemic: A NYHAAD Roundtable in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee. RSVP here and share the link widely:

    • Thursday, April 7, 2022
      Repeal HIV Discrimination 
      Join us for a day of action urging Congress to pass the Repeal HIV Discrimination Act. You can send a letter to your members of Congress here and share the action online.
    • Friday, April 8, 2022
      Film Screening & Youth Panel
      9 pm

      Join us for a film screening and youth panel in partnership with BLACK, GAY, stuck at home (bgsah). bgsah is a project created by Michael Ward (@michaelxward) and Joshua Henry Jenkins (@joshjenks). As the world was asked to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, they recognized that a need for affinity and community remains. Click here to register for the youth panel and film screening of Check It.
    • Sunday, April 10, 2022 
      Join us online using #NYHAAD & #StopHIVTogether
      April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day! Join us and thousands of accounts across the country in posting online using #NYHAAD. We encourage you to (1) use the NYHAAD toolkit here for inspiration; (2) encourage folks to sign up for our Medical Mentorship Toolkit by sharing this link on social media. Remember to use #NYHAAD in your posts, no matter what social media network you choose.

  • Bros in Convo
    Friday, April 8, 2022
    12 pm

    Join us to celebrate The Bros in Convo Initiative as they launch a youth-centered, culturally-competent HIV social media toolkit for health providers. Stay tuned to The Bros in Convo Initiative on Instagram (@brosinconvo) for the launch around 12:00pm EST. The Bros in Convo Initiative is a community-based and led organization fiscally sponsored by Miracle of Love, Inc., dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of Central Florida’s Black and Brown young bisexual, gay, and same gender loving community. The organization also plans to conduct an Instagram live on Friday.
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