Adolescent AIDS Program: Youth Main

The Facts About HIV and Young People
You can’t smell it, taste it, hear it, or even see it. BUT, it lives inside the bodies of 42 million people worldwide and it’s responsible for the death of many others. It’s the biggest epidemic in human history. It’s HIV/AIDS, and it doesn’t care who you are or where you’re from.

U.S. public health officials estimate that 20,000 Americans between 13 and 24 years of age are newly infected with HIV every year. Like it or not, HIV/ AIDS is here, so it’s up to you to learn how to live with it. You need to understand your risk and learn about ways to be safe and take responsibility for your own health.

Where To Go For HIV Counseling,
Testing and Care

Find out where you can go for a youth-friendly HIV
test or for youth-friendly care if you’re HIV-positive.

HIV and U
Are you at risk? Find out who is getting HIV in the US and how. Find out the real deal on how to prevent HIV - from abstinence to the naked truth about condoms.

Taking the Test
If you’re sexually active, you should be tested for HIV. We’ve got the 411 on taking the test…so check this out.

The Deal
Check out our teen lifestyle ‘zine with real talk about life, love and HIV/AIDS.

Info Matrix
Click here for access to organizations and web sites that are devoted to teen health and lifestyles.

The Resource Center
A comprehensive collection of materials addressing: Youth and HIV, Gay and Lesbian Youth, Social Marketing and HIV prevention information for healthcare professionals, advocates, families and youth.