This year National HIV Testing Day gives us pause to reflect. 30+ years in, and there is still stigma around HIV testing. It’s time for a change.
Call it by any name – teen dating violence, gender based violence, sexual assault, drama – we need to change our culture in order to stop the violence in our communities.
Over at YTH, there was much anticipation and excitement leading up to YTH Live 2013, yet once it began, everything seemed to happen amazingly fast!
When you don't have it you don't think about it; when you do have it it's all you think about.
The way to engage with teens is through 2-way communication in fully integrated campaigns, with a group you understand. Your decision about what to do should depend on YOUR GOALS and your audience.
When we talk about "comprehensive sex ed" it frequently means we talk about birth control & just throw in some anatomy. Comprehensive is a big word - how can we re-envision that to be something better? .. and how can we be funny, clever, & a voice that teens hear?
HIV FOCUS program's goal is to support CDC-recommended routine HIV screening as a standard of care, to reduce the number of people who don’t know their status, and change public perception about HIV. Hear from our local partners.
Be ethical: big data has significant implications for civil rights & society. handle with care & be responsible. Protect the privacy of people & their health information.
We trust women to give birth & deal with miscarriage - why do we not trust women to take the abortion pill, control their bodies, "handle" information about their options?
We needed to recognize that it was a difficult choice although a positive one. We needed to recognize that teens needed to feel control over this choice. These things were key to our story.