April 10 is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an event that raises awareness about the importance of engaging young people in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. While young people may sometimes tune out sexual health messages from the adults in their lives, they pay close attention to their peers. Youth voices and peer-to-peer education are potent weapons in the fight against the AIDS epidemic. Young people today are the first generation who have never known a world without HIV and AIDS. In the United States, more than 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses are young people between 13 and 24 years old. Youth with HIV are the least likely to be linked to care of any age group.
Since 2013, National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) has been commemorated on April 10 across the country. NYHAAD is a big step towards understanding and spreading the word about the problem of HIV/AIDS among young people and celebrating the efforts that they put into fighting this battle against HIV.
Other Celebrations in April 2024.
Autism Acceptance Month, previously named Autism Awareness Month, in April aims to celebrate and promote acceptance of the condition that occurs in one in every 54 children as of 2020 in the United States.
Autism Acceptance Month
(April 2, 2024, Autism Awareness Day)
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
The theme for this year’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month is “Thriving Children and Families:
Prevention With Purpose.” By making commitments to purposeful action, rather than just raising
awareness, we can treat the root causes of maltreatment and promote the safety and well-being of
children across the country together.