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Read this webpage to learn how parents, schools, and communities are key sources of support in helping youth establish healthy behaviors now and as they transition into adulthood.

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.

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