The 411 on Young People and HIV/AIDS

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  • Black Women and HIV
  • What’s Putting Young Folks at Risk?
  • The Importance of Getting Tested
  • The Importance of Condom Negotiation
  • Heterosexual Men Need to Join In, Too
  • Knowledge is Power
  • National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
  • Why AIDS Awareness Matters To You
  • Youth and HIV Stats
  • Black Gay and Bisexual Men

The Importance of Getting Tested

Sixty percent of young people living with HIV/AIDS don’t know they are even positive. And while Black teens are more likely to get tested than anyone else, overall only 13 percent of sexually active high school students have ever been tested for HIV. We have to increase those numbers and that starts with you: Know your status and get tested regularly

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