Requests for AEM Community Presentations are currently closed and will reopen early next spring for AEM 2017.
However, Peer Educator Presentations are available all year round! Visit the FIGHT website for more information about Peer Educator Presentations.
Philadelphia FIGHT offers Community Presentations to the Philadelphia community throughout the entire month of June for AIDS Education Month (AEM). Trained staff members and peer educators will lead HIV education presentations at local agencies, churches and community groups. Our 2015 community presentations focused on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a revolutionary new treatment that prevents HIV transmission. During AEM 2015, more than 60 FIGHT Community Presentations were held, reaching over 1,000 people!
Community Presentations will be available at public computing centers, through mobile computer labs at community sites, and via presenter led lectures at organizations throughout the city.
Community presentations use storytelling to engage and inform audiences about the stigma people living with HIV/AIDS face every day, the challenges around access to knowledge, and why it is essential to know your status and obtain treatment as soon as possible. We aim to break down the barriers that deter people from receiving reliable HIV information, getting tested and accessing treatment (preventive or post-infection). Additionally, we will explore some of the disparities that exist in HIV rates in the city in terms of race, gender, and socioeconomic status.
- New estimates reveal that 30,000 people in the city of Philadelphia are infected with HIV/AIDS.
- 75% of new HIV cases in Philadelphia already have AIDS at the time of diagnosis.
- Your clients, residents, participants and/or community members may be unaware of their HIV status, and you want to provide them with accurate information about HIV.
- Your staff can use the information provided in the presentation to link clients to supportive agencies and good resources.
- Presentations can be tailored to the specific needs of your agency, including having multiple workshops or modifying the presentation for different audiences, if desired.
Participants will be able to:
- Understand how HIV/AIDS is transmitted
- Discuss risk reduction strategies to prevent HIV transmission, including PrEP
- Find reliable HIV information
- Separate HIV myths from facts
- Know where and how to get tested and get treated
- Gain valuable computer skills
For more information about Community Presentations, please contact Winner Bell firstname.lastname@example.org and (215) 985-4448 ext. 131