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Adolescent HIV/AIDS Prevention National Resource Center

Quick Fact: Almost 50% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected.

In June 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 consisted 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 adolescents to prevent HIV/AIDS. Find prevention strategies, interventions, and social media approaches to meet the needs of the adolescents 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 came from the HHS Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) 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 targeted those who are working with youth at risk for HIV. Over the three years of the project, the site offered content specific to black and Hispanic adolescents who are engaging in male to male sexual contact; disconnected adolescents, including those who are runaways, homeless, in detention centers or foster care, or not in school; and adolescents who live in communities with high rates of HIV and STDs.

Visit http://www.whatworksinyouthhiv.org.

Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on July 3, 2018