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HALF of all new HIV infections occur in youths
younger than 25 years of age.
The New York City Public
School system is the largest in the U.S. with over a million and
a half students.
The problems with AIDS education in the NYC Public Schools have been growing WORSE for over a decade!
The New York City School System goes through Chancellors like toilet paper.
Former Miami schools chief. Ousted by hostile Board and the Religious "Right" Wing over the RAINBOW CIRRICULUM.
January 1990 - June 1993
New York City Schools Chancellor, Joseph Fernandez, found out just how emotional the issue can be. He was at the helm when New York City became the first school system in the country to make condoms available to students. The uproar that followed this decision damaged his career, and he was ousted shortly afterwards. For him, the report ["making condoms available does not encourage students who have never had sex to become sexually active. It also found that making condoms available to students at school led to a higher rate of condom use among sexually active students"] is a vindication and, in a comment to the New York Times, he called the findings "a wake up call."
Cardinal O'Connor used the pulpit at St. Patrick's Cathedral to congratulate members of the New York City Board of Education who had voted to ditch Schools Chancellor Joseph Fernandez. ...
____________________ see also: report on the Cardinal Ruining AIDS Prevention in the Schools
see also: history of AIDS Education in the New York Public Schools
ACT UP! __FIGHT BACK! __FIGHT AIDS!
> > > ACTION Reports at the Board of Education__
a few (of the many many) actions > > >
check out: YELL Survey of AIDS Education.
Wanted: NYC public high school students to serve as AIDS education monitors.
Help us make sure your school is doing it's job! Fill out a survey once every three months
to let us know what's going on with AIDS education in your school.
To sign up, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flyer and Safe-Sex Information:
_____What the Board of Education Doesn't Want You To Know
Peer Education, Not Fear Education
________________video by DIVA TV
Past Press Releases (just a few of the many...)
the Church 10 Year Anniversary
Press Conference, December 12, 1999
SEE ALSO >>>: THE YOUTH DECLARATION ..
[ from the The Sixth International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific ]
IV/AIDS and Sex Education Youth-friendly Websites LINKS from UNESCO Bangkok (29.7.03)
Youth-Friendly Websites on HIV/AIDS and Sex Education
The internet has a wealth of resources on HIV/AIDS, of which only a small portion is youth-friendly. The following is a resource list of web sites that were created for young people and which has AIDS-related content.
|AIDS Sex and Teens
This website provides teens with basic information on HIV/AIDS, including transmission, statistics, and history.
An interactive site that encompasses all aspects of teen life, with a specific focus on sex, dating and physical health and well-being.
|Go Ask Alice
A question and answer website run by Columbia University's Health and Education Program.
|It's Your (Sex)
A site that answers questions about contraception, STDs, and how teens can negotiate their sexual lives. This site is sponsored by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
I Wanna Know
Teen Advice Online
A website created for young people. It is a partnership between MTV, Youth Net (spearheaded by Family Health International) and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Additional partners include USAID, UNAIDS and The World Bank. Their mission is to "inform young people about the virus, promote safe lifestyle choices, provide information about local rganizations and mobilize youth to overcome the stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV/AIDS and to fight for an end to the spread of HIV/AIDS."
A website that is created by and for HIV positive youth and peer educators. It is a project created by Advocates for Youth and offers sexual and mental health information, community support, opportunities for advocacy, resources and referrals, and online peer education.
|The AIDS Handbook
This handbook was written by middle school kids for middle school kids and contains information on AIDS prevention, transmission, symptoms and treatment. Also contains links to other web-based resources.
Forwarded to SEA-AIDS by Jan Wijngaarden at UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education Bangkok, Thailand July 29th, 2003. Thank you to Sanam Kittikulsingh for researching.
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