Our HIV Education programs require a minimum of 30 minutes and can last a maximum of about two hours. Participants are encouraged to ask questions both during and after the programs. Because we discuss sexuality in a very frank manner in HIV Education, our programs are most appropriate for audiences over the age of 13. If your audience will include minors of any age, we suggest that notice be given by your agency to parents that their children will receive HIV education. If you have a large group of minors (more than 20), we request a responsible adult from your agency be present for supervision.
The content of HIV Education programs includes, but is not limited to:
- What HIV and AIDS stand for and the difference between the two
- How HIV is and is not contracted
- How people can protect themselves from contracting HIV (both abstinence and condoms are discussed)
- Where testing is available
In addition to HIV Education, we can also provide free, confidential (not anonymous) HIV testing onsite.
HIV Testing includes:
- Pretest counseling
- HIV blood test
- The individual’s option of calling our department to receive their results by telephone
- We can also provide literature on HIV prevention, testing and statistics if requested