The RI Department of Health Announces Teen Winners of "Say Yes to the Test" World AIDS Day Video Contest
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announced the teen winners and finalists of the inaugural "Say Yes to the Test" Video Ad Contest. HEALTH plans to incorporate the winning submission into a statewide campaign to promote routine testing for HIV and other additional prevention measures. Zoe Prescott and Bomina Belden, who co-produced their 30-second video for a class project at Westerly High School, were declared the First Place winners on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the annual World AIDS Day Red Ribbon Rally for youth at the MET School in Providence. HEALTH and Project Reach co-sponsored the annual event, which also involved many community partners.
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CDC Report Shows Alarming Impact of HIV on Youth
In commemoration of World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), the CDC's Vital Signs looks at the alarming impact of HIV on youth, ages 13-24, and underscores the importance of HIV prevention, testing, and treatment for youth.
About 50,000 people are infected with HIV each year, and 1 in 4 is 13 to 24 years old. The report also includes recommendations for healthcare providers, as well as families, youth, and others. Read the complete Vital Signs report.