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New HIV Diagnoses Among Youth by Transmission Category and Sex in the US and Dependent Areas, 2017
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Statistics: HIV Among Youth in the U.S.

In 2017, less than 1% of youth who received an HIV diagnosis were aged 13 to 14, 21% were aged 15 to 19, and 79% were aged 20 to 24, according to the CDC.

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Using Sign Language, New Video Promotes HIV Testing for Youth of All Abilities

It's the latest episode of Kikis with Louie, a groundbreaking LGBTQ video series produced by the nonprofit organization Advocates for Youth.

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Personal Stories

YouTuber Gives LGBTQ Millennials a Place to Talk Honestly About Sexuality and Identity

HIV activist Louie Ortiz-Fonseca is working to create a safe space for LGBTQ youth of color with Kikis With Louie, a biweekly YouTube series that confronts conversations around sexuality and identity with ease and confidence.

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Doctors Aren't Offering Young People PrEP. That Has to Change.

For LGBT Health Awareness Week, educator Tyunique Nelson argues that PrEP education and access for youth have to be a top priority.

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Sexual Abuse & Trauma

R. Kelly, Sexual Predators, and HIV in a Society Where Black Girls Don't Matter

The Lifetime documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' has helped highlight how sexual assault impacts young black girls and teens. Evany Turk explains how ending rape culture is essential to ending the HIV epidemic.

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Personal Stories

It's Time for the Next Generation of HIV Activists to Lead

"The best gift we could give this movement is to step aside," said prominent HIV activist Phill Wilson at the U.S. Conference on AIDS. "This younger generation is smarter, younger, wiser, more capable, and they have the foundation that we built."

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Sex Education in Schools Is Still a Key Component of the HIV Prevention Toolkit

Comprehensive sex education is a public health issue that deserves a radical public health response, argues Justin A. Lofton.

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Fewer U.S. High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs

However, too many are still at risk for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, CDC says.

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Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Rears Its Head in the Trump Administration: Here's What We Should Do to Stop It

The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to roll back the objectively successful, evidence-based sexual education and family planning programs implemented by the Obama administration.

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HIV and Children and Adolescents

Answers to basic questions about HIV among children and adolescents in this new fact sheet from AIDSinfo.