On Friday, April 10, 2015, the GLBT Community Center, Hope & Help Center of Central Florida and the Zebra Coalition will host Central Florida’s third annual National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) where youth ages 13-24 will enjoy fun activities, food, HIV testing, prizes and swag. At this free event, attendees will also be able to participate in a screening and Q&A on MTV’s ‘I’m Positive’ television series, win pizes at our Safe Sex Quiz show and visit with many other community partners and young people from all over Central Florida.
Today’s young people are the first generation who have never known a world without HIV and AIDS. In the United States, one in four new HIV cases is among youth ages 13 to 24. Every month 1,000 young people acquire HIV and over 70,000 young people are currently living with HIV across the country. At the root of NYHAAD is the belief in youth activism, and young people’s ability to not just transform their own lives, but the lives of their peers and the world. On April 10 and beyond, young people across the country will host movie screenings, speak out at church meetings, host poetry slams and testing events to educate other young people and society about the necessity of engaging young people on the topic of HIV & AIDS.
April 10, 2015 marks the nationwide observance of NYHAAD and serves as an opportunity to elevate the national conversation about young people and HIV/ AIDS.
What: Central Florida’s third annual National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD)
Who: Youth ages 13-24
When: Friday, April 10, 2015 from 3 – 7 p.m.
Where: Zebra Coalition, 911 N Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803