#YTHHIV: A Conversation about Youth HIV Prevention

Attention service providers! Community health workers! Educators! Medical professionals! Youth!

You are all invited to participate in #YTHHIV, a live tweetchat hosted by YTH (@YTHorg) on Wednesday, June 25 from 10:30 – 11:30am, to discuss the many questions surrounding youth HIV prevention and sexual health.

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CDC HIV youth infographicAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 new HIV infections occur among young people ages 13-24. Yet 60% of young people with HIV don’t even know that they are infected. HIV prevention efforts have made a great impact on HIV/AIDS throughout the United States, but a great amount of work still remains to be done.

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Using the hashtag #YTHHIV, HIV experts, organizations, and every interested party will have a virtual discussion about HIV prevention, testing and education within the context of youth health. #YTHHIV’s panel of experts will include:

  • AIDS.gov (@AIDSgov)
  • Dr. Emanuel from the Sexual Health Coalition (@DrewEmanuelMD)
  • YAHAnet (Youth, Arts and HIV/AIDS Network) (@YAHAnet)
  • Ebony Section, Program Manager of Planned Parenthood’s TeenRISE! and former YTH Youth Advisor (@Ebony_N_Ivory_)

Panelists and participants will discuss a broad range of topics ranging from doctor-patient confidentiality to how much access the Affordable Care Act’s provides to HIV testing and treatment. Other topics of conversation will include diversity and inclusion in pro-health movements and youth-specific HIV services. The chat will focus on broad themes of prevention and education, with sub-topics such as testing, prevention, healthy living with HIV, and messaging in youth-geared initiatives.

Interested in participating? Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 25th from 10:30am-11:30am PT and follow @YTHorg on Twitter. Join us at #YTHHIV with your questions and resources. Tweet you there!

Infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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