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Safe Sex Education In Public Schools

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Tests Sex Education in Public Schools

Starting this year, a basic sex education curriculum will be piloted in 80 public elementary schools and 79 high schools in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday. Beginning with students ages 11-12, the lessons will focus on personal hygiene,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana: Safe-Sex Education? Schools Say No

While Indiana school boards often mandate abstinence-only sex education, believing constituents favor it over a comprehensive approach, recent research does not support this presumption. In a random survey of 504 rural Indiana adults, a majority of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California Adopts Sex Education Standards for Public School Students

On Wednesday, California's Board of Education adopted health education content standards that fulfill a 2004 state law requiring that all high schools teach "medically accurate" information about condoms and other birth control. The state law also... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Are safer sex educational programs working in the schools?

do you think safe sex programs are taught well in school? And if they are do you think they work?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. There is no single answer to your question since the quality and success of safer sex, AIDS, and STD educational programs varies tremendously from one school to another. Some schools provide excellent, comprehensive,... Read more »

worry in run up to test (Abstinence-Only Sex Education )

Dr. Bob:I wrote you the other day asking basically what you thought of my risk, that while I wait to get tested (it's free at my uni. later this month), I've been convincing myself that I'm positive. Well, I've made a decision...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with your decision to forego the anxiety and worry until (and if) there is something to be anxious about!I also agree with your comments about sex education. Unfortunately most parents are woefully ill equipped to openly discuss sex with... Read more »

AIDS awareness and abstinence-only (ABSTINENCE-ONLY SEX EDUCATION)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thank you for this amazing service that you provide. I have already made a donation to your wonderful cause. I would like to ask for your advice.I am part of an HIV/AIDS awareness group that goes to local high schools...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Isn't it almost beyond comprehension and certainly beyond common sense that we are trying to teach kids how to protect themselves from STDs, including HIV, and prevent unwanted pregnancies, but we are not allowed to even mention condoms... Read more »

public toilet waterThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

A few years ago, in my youth, I was using a public toilet. Having been in the toilet stall for at least 10 minutes, I found that I was in a hurry to leave and was not finished cleaning myself after defecation. After flushing the toilet at least 4 or...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. HIV and other Sexually TransmittedDiseases (STD's) are NOT transmitted via public toilets. So despite thecircumstances you described, you would not be at risk for HIV and otherSexually Transmitted Diseases... Read more »
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Hiv Positive Public Educators wanted*

Posted by AIDS2HIV
Aids2Hiv is looking for positive people who are willing to actively educate thier communities with a brutally honest, accurate message of education and prevention. We are NOT looking for someone to hand out the government message.

Candidate must be... Read more »

HIV & Public Health - lets rethink.....

Posted by GamboJim, 2 Replies
All,

I posted this reply to one of the messages earlier. I feel we need to examine current testing conditions to really fight HIV. Also google "Sharon Mitchell" & "Pcr" - she's the Director of AIM (clinic that caters to Adult Industry) - for her... Read more »

How to fight HIV - Public Health Reform

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
http://www.monthlyreview.org/nfte0904.htm
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~josephwd/Cuba/delaVega.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=2014854&dopt=Abstract

Many won't like this but I think... Read more »