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John Chittick
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BornFebruary 27, 1948
DiedApril 5, 2017(2017-04-05) (aged 69)
OccupationYouth HIV/AIDS Expert and Activist

John Chittick (February 27, 1948 – April 5, 2017) was an American HIV/AIDS expert. He was known for his series of Global AIDS Walks to fight the spread of HIV by educating youth.[1] He worked in over 85 countries providing outreach to young people at the grassroots level.[2]

He was a former lecturer on AIDS at Harvard School of Public Health. He spoke about adolescent HIV/AIDS nationally and internationally at conferences.[3] He was the executive director and founder of TeenAIDS-PeerCorps, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth AIDS advocacy organization with its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.[4] He was known to youth as "Dr. John."[5]

Chittick died on April 5, 2017 in Portsmouth, Virginia at the age of 69.[6]