National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is intended to be a wake-up call for America's youth. They are the first generation never to have known a world without HIV/AIDS.
Secrecy and fear shouldn't go hand in hand with being young, black and gay. And a sense of self-worth and positive vision for the future are keys in motivating and enabling people to protect themselves.
My generation is the first to never know a world without HIV and AIDS. But we will be the generation that will help the world believe in and achieve a future where this epidemic is only a memory.