So you consider yourself a change driver? You want to remove the stigma and shame associated with STIs and HIV? Start simple; learn to teach young people how to have these conversations. Guide them through the heart-to-hearts with their partners, teach them the questions to ask, the words to use, and the steps to take to help these conversations take place – until they become everyday conversations.
Beyond the conversation
We’ll focus on how to normalize prevention, testing, and treatment – making it a routine part of health and self-care. You’ll learn how to do it all without judgement, with a teacher’s heart, impassioned to change every day thinking.
That’s a lot.
It is. Don’t worry, we’ll talk you through everything you need to know and we’ll double check along the way.
What happens now?
You learn to:
- Explain about common STIs in the United States
- Identify who is most impacted by common STIs, and why
- Identify causes and impacts of disparities in HIV in the United States
- Identify impacts of stigma on STI and HIV prevention, transmission, prevalence, and treatment
- Explain that prevention, testing and treatment of STIs and HIV is a routine part of taking care of one‘s sexual health
- Explain how STIs and HIV are transmitted and describe how to prevent transmission
- Recognize eradication of shame and stigma as a primary goal of STI and HIV education
- Describe how to teach free from judgement, shame, and stigma