Young people ages in the United States U. Despite HIV always being a part of their lives, youth today may not be aware of the most up-to-date facts on how HIV affects them and their peers. When preparing presentations on the impact HIV is having on youth, consider including some of the following facts.
Addressing HIV in youth requires that young people have access to information and tools they need to reduce their risk, make healthy decisions, and get treatment and care if they have HIV. Download the Fact Sheet. Source: CDC.
To get any sort of grasp on the issue of AIDS, one must first examine recent statistics. Of these, more than a fifth involved persons 29 years of age and younger. It was the second leading cause of death among men aged 25—
Jump to navigation. Young people 10 to 24 years and adolescents 10 to 19 yearsespecially young women and young key populations, continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. In2.
Make no mistake about it, it is great to be young. It's a time in life to explore who you are and what you want to be. It's about taking risks, making mistakes and engaging in the rites of passage that are part of every generation's legacy.
AIDS is the second leading cause of death among young women 15—24 years in Africa. The majority of these deaths are among adolescents who acquired HIV as babies and lived to their teenage years - yet did not survive for reasons including never having been diagnosed with HIV, having slipped out of care, or not having responded successfully to HIV treatment. New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to decrease by 23 per cent between andwhich is not enough to meet global targets.
Many adolescents engage in sexual intercourse with multiple partners and without condoms. Among sexually experienced people, adolescents aged 15 to 19 years have some of the highest reported rates of STDs. In addition, particular groups of adolescents eg, males who have sex with males, injection drug users, and teens who have sex for drugs engage in even greater risk-taking behavior.
Adolescents and young people represent a growing share of people living with HIV worldwide. In alone,[,] young people between the ages of 10 to 24 were newly infected with HIV, of whom[59,] were adolescents between the ages of 10 and To compound this, most recent data indicate that only 19 per cent of adolescent girls and 14 per cent of adolescent boys aged in Eastern and Southern Africa — the region most affected by HIV — have been tested for HIV in the past 12 months and received the result of the last test.
About 50, people are infected with HIV each year, and 1 in 4 is 13 to 24 years old. About 12, youth were infected with HIV in The greatest number of infections occurred among gay and bisexual youth.
Most youth who get HIV during adolescence are infected through sex. Because children and adolescents grow and develop differently, dosing of HIV medicines is often based on weight or stage of development instead of age. Medication adherence can be especially difficult for children and adolescents. The risk of transmission is low when:.