New Web Site Provides Resources on HIV Education and Prevention

New Web Site Provides Resources on HIV Education and Prevention

WASHINGTON
The Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Program for Health and Higher Education (PHHE) launched a new Web site last month, HIVCampusEducation.org.

Designed for students, faculty and administrators, the Web site is a compilation of educational resources about HIV. The Web site is part of AAC&U’s efforts to educate today’s college students about the disease and provide them with tools and knowledge to become responsible and engaged citizens.

“This is an amazingly comprehensive Web site for HIV education,” says Dr. Beth Rushing, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Georgia College and State University. ”It compiles a wide array of resources — syllabi, internship opportunities, organizations and contact people — in a single location. It also provides information about the science, social services, cultural, global and clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS. Faculty and students alike will find a wealth of information at HIV CampusEducation.org.”

The information on the site is designed to be user friendly and easily navigable, giving faculty and students concrete tools to implement and strengthen HIV/AIDS education and initiatives on their campuses. The site also features avenues for student leaders looking for campus activism tools, as well as campus health directors and faculty developing courses on HIV/AIDS.

“With few Web sites dedicated to engaging the U.S. higher education community in preventing the spread of HIV in youth, HIVCampusEducation.org provides a valuable resource for colleges and universities seeking to educate and mobilize in the effort to fight the spread of this disease,” says Dr. Daniel Teraguchi, director of PHHE.

“Ultimately, we hope this Web site will support campus-based efforts to save lives by reducing the number of youth becoming infected with HIV.”



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