The Prevention Department consists of the education and testing program.
HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction Education
The education program is concerned with raising HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and social concern. HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction education sessions consist of HIV/AIDS/STD 101 and Prevention skills.
HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction Education presentations are available to schools, churches, drug treatment facilities, youth groups and any other groups interested in education sessions. If you would like to schedule an HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction Education presentation, please contact Rise Silas at 574-293-9743.
Information relating to HIV infection and transmission, as well as crisis intervention, is also available to the general public Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through our toll free Hotline: 1-800-388-AIDS.
The education program is also available for health fairs and community events and plan awareness events for HIV holidays such as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National HIV Testing Day, and World AIDS Day.
We also provide information on: Risk behaviors in transmission, reading materials and videos relevant to HIV/AIDS, and articles/materials regarding HIV drug therapies.
Remember that prevention is the key to ending this disease!
To gain additional knowledge of HIV/AIDS transmission, here are some links that might help:
"The Body" HIV/AIDS Information Resource
ISDH Division of HIV/STD
Center for Disease Control HIV Prevention