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Staff and volunteers working in HIV Alliance’s Education Program offer presentations to schools, treatment centers, community groups and others to provide information on how HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) are transmitted, prevention strategies to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading HIV and HCV.  We also work to reduce stigma by sharing the real life stories of individuals living with or affected by these diseases.

Please contact our Education Assistant, Marilyn Mihacsi at mmihacsi@hivalliance.org  for more information about our education services or see our Education Program Overview.

For all POZ, HIV 101, and HCV 101 trainings, presenters can work with individual instructors to tailor presentations to the education and maturity levels of the students. Our presentations can also include a simple five-step decision making model so that students can begin to use critical thinking skills to manage complex or difficult decisions regarding their choices and behaviors.  We may also administer a simple, short pre and post presentation test to measure increased knowledge.

We encourage you to take advantage of this free service and to plan ahead so that we can get your classes scheduled as much in advance of your desired presentation date as is reasonable.  We also encourage you to consider combining the POZ and HIV 101 presentations into one 90 minute visit as this has proven to be a very effective option.

To request a presentation by the HIV Alliance please complete our HIV Alliance Speaker Request Form and send it to mmihacsi@hivalliance.org.

HIV 101

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  • Provides information on how HIV is and is not transmitted
  • Dispels myths about transmission; and presents current local and national statistics.
  • Encourages participants to think about assessing personal risk behaviors; emphasizes effective prevention and harm reduction strategies including abstinence as well as personal responsibility; and. discusses critical thinking and negotiation strategies

Speakers in the Schools

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  • Also known as our “POZ” program presentations, these presentations are facilitated by someone living with or affected by HIV; They tell their personal story while weaving in prevention messages and some basic facts about HIV and AIDS.
  • Presentations are designed to be interactive and may include written and oral information;
  • Speakers are trained in age-appropriate presentation techniques.

 

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