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HIV and Youth

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In 2016, youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for 2% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Most of those new diagnoses among youth (81%) occurred among gay and bisexual males. Young black/African American and Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual males are especially affected; however, we are seeing progress. Estimated annual HIV infections fell 24% among youth from 2010 to 2015.

HIV Testing in the Past Year Among the US Household Population Aged 15-44: 2011-2013

Using data from the 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth, this report updates nationally representative estimates and trends for HIV testing among the U.S. household population aged 15-44. Patterns of reported HIV testing in 2011-2013 are shown by age, race and Hispanic origin, education, and selected sexual behaviors that may be related to an elevated risk of HIV infection.

The Reproductive and Sexual Health of Young Men of Color

This information sheet includes data for young men of color regarding their reproductive and sexual health. A number of sexual health indicators show that young men of color are still disproportionately affected by STIs and HIV.

The Sexual Health of Youth in the United States: An Audience Profile

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This audience profile provides a broad overview of the sexual health of youth in the United States, including a brief demographic profile, trends in relationships and communication, and a summary of sexual health knowledge and behaviors, physical health, and use of sexual health care services.

Sexual Health Education Scope and Sequence

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This information sheet provides a brief overview on sexual health education scope and sequence. The sexual health education scope and sequence identifies what students should know and when it should be taught for each grade or grade group to lower students’ risk of STDs and teen pregnancy.

Youth Online Data Tool

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This online tool allows those working in adolescent sexual health settings to analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) data from 1991 to 2015. Data from high school and middle school surveys are included. Data can be filtered and sorted based on race/ethnicity, sex, grade, or site; customized tables and graphs can be created, and statistical tests can be performed by site and health topic. Topics include sexual behaviors, HIV testing, alcohol and drug use, and more.

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