our culture, especially Mexican, talking
about sex is a taboo. When I learned
this information and became comfortable
talking about it, I could go home and
talk to my younger sister and male relatives
and even my aunts!”"
- SAY! Participant
Funded by the Division of Adolescent and School
Health at the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, NLHN is implementing a peer education
approach using storytelling and one-act health
skits known as Corridos to illustrate HIV/AIDS
risk-reduction behaviors. "SAY!" intends
to 1) train young people to become peer educators
and conduct health education at various schools
throughout the community; and 2) to assist schools
to build capacity and partnerships with the community.
1. Mujeres Unidas Contra el SIDA (San
2. Maribel Quiala (Miami, FL)
3. Boston Partner Organizing Network (Boston,
4. CHOICES (Los Angeles, CA)
This two-year project is ongoing until May 2006.
HIV is spread primarily through sexual practices
or by sharing needles, prevention messages on
this site may address these topics. HIV prevention
materials funded by CDC must be approved by local
program review panels, however, the materials
may be considered controversial by some viewers.