According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 20% of new HIV diagnoses in 2017 were youth ages 13 to 24. However, barriers to information and testing mean the actual number of young people with HIV is likely higher.
On this Vermont Edition: Young and HIV-positive. We learn about the resources available to young Vermonters with the virus, and consider what is being done to counter HIV stigma and narrow the gaps to care.
Our guests are:
- Johnny Chagnon, Health and Wellness Coordinator for GLAM Vermont, a Pride Center of Vermont program; he was diagnosed with HIV in 2013 at age 26 and serves on the board of the Vermont Positive Living Coalition (formerly the Vermont People With AIDS Coalition)
- David Schein, Executive Director of the Vermont Positive Living Coalition (formerly the Vermont People With AIDS Coalition