HIV Prevention and Education
Knowledge of HIV risk and treatment options remains a significant barrier to preventing the spread of the disease among Latinos and helping Latinos with HIV/AIDS to stay healthy. The Commission is strongly committed to ongoing Spanish language health education and strategic media campaigns that educate the general public about HIV treatment and prevention, as well as other health disparities affecting Latino communities.
HIV prevention and education at the Commission is offered by the following programs:
Latino Religious Leadership Program
The Latino Religious Leadership Project provides HIV prevention education to Latinos in faith based communities in the targeted geographic regions. There are 36 communities of faith directly engaged in the program, reaching over 3,000 congregants. Member churches and communities of faith provide HIV prevention/health education workshops on a monthly basis, participate in citywide and borough-wide conferences and forums on AIDS issues, distribute HIV prevention literature, arrange for HIV testing and other health screening activities (such as blood-pressure exams, diabetes screenings, etc.) on site at church locations in conjunction with local health institutions, and participate in trainings on HIV/AIDS prevention which are given by the Commission.
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