HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a life-threatening virus that attacks the body’s immune system and leaves a person vulnerable to opportunistic infections. Because there is no cure, reducing the transmission of HIV while minimizing its effect on those living with HIV is critical.
1 in 4 new HIV infections occurs in youth and young adults aged 13 to 24 years 1
29% of estimated new HIV infections in 2019 were among Hispanic/Latino people 2
About 60% of all youth with HIV do not know they are infected, are not getting treated, and can unknowingly pass the virus on to others 3
Nearly 1.1 million individuals in the United States have HIV and 1 in 7 are unaware of their status
The project described was supported by Grant Number 1H79SP082148 01 from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Operating Divisions, or HHS Operating Divisions. “Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily repre sent the official views of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Operating Divisions, or HHS”.