Quick Fact: Over 50% of youth with HIV in the U.S. do not know they are infected.
In June of 2015, the HHS Office of Adolescent Health awarded JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. a three-year cooperative agreement to support the Adolescent HIV/AIDS Prevention National Resource Center focused on preventing HIV/AIDS in adolescents. The Resource Center consists of the What Works in Youth HIV website (http://www.whatworksinyouthhiv.org/) and technical assistance for youth-serving programs.
What Works in Youth HIV presents emerging and evidence-based practices and practical resources to help those who work with youth to prevent HIV/AIDS. Find prevention strategies, interventions, and social media approaches to meet the needs of the youth you serve; browse training and technical assistance resources; engage with interactive media to improve the health and well-being of adolescents.
Funding for this project comes from the HHS Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) that funds activities to prevent new HIV infections and reduce drop-offs along the HIV care continuum for racial and ethnic minorities living with HIV. The new online Adolescent HIV/AIDS Prevention National Resource Center will target those who are working with youth at risk for HIV. Over the three years of the project, the site will offer content specific to African American and Hispanic/Latino adolescents who are engaging in male to male sexual contact; disconnected youth, including those who are runaways, homeless, in detention centers or foster care or not in school; and teens who live in communities with high rates of HIV and STDs.