New York: Spring Valley Key Club Members Take Over Podium on AIDS Awareness Day
March 16, 2009
About 20 Key Club members spent almost two months preparing to take part in AIDS Awareness Day events on March 6 at Spring Valley High School. "It's surprising how many people say they know about AIDS, and don't," said senior Karan Kapur.
For some, the discussions can be awkward. Freshman Kormal Desai said her audience of teens tended to laugh at some of the frank words she used. "Eventually, everybody gets comfortable, and then you get comfortable talking," she said.
Shayanna Bailey, a 10th grader, was among those on the receiving end of the HIV/AIDS education presentation. "This is a good idea, because it gives you information on how to protect yourself," she said. "It's like peer-to-peer. You understand it a little better and you feel more comfortable with people our own age."
Journal News (White Plains)
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.