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Connecting Schools and Community School-Aged Youth Latino HIV/AIDS Prevention Project, ("SAY!")
"…In 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


Program Description:

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.


Participating Agencies
1. Mujeres Unidas Contra el SIDA (San Antonio, TX);
2. Maribel Quiala (Miami, FL)
3. Boston Partner Organizing Network (Boston, MA)
4. CHOICES (Los Angeles, CA)

Status:
This two-year project is ongoing until May 2006.


Disclaimer: Since 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.

 
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