AIDS education and training centers

AIDS, caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), has become a global health issue, and various ways are being explored in order to combat the spread of the disease. One such way to somewhat limit the spread of AIDS is through education. Societies with significant number of HIV positive individuals and people that have been diagnosed with having full blown cases of AIDS are societies in which education about the disease is limited to almost non-existent and where culture and tradition clash with modern medicine. Thus, education and training are of great importance and a number of organizations have been formed within the past two decades. Organizations vary from being government funded to private and/or are formed by health and social advocates. Organizations provide range of services from support for families and individuals affected by the disease, classes in academic settings ranging from preschools to universities, available resources to updates on the latest advances in medical treatments.

In many societies, even in many Western cultures, stereotyping exists and one way to stop or prevent discrimination is through education and passing out information about the ways the disease is spread. Big problem in containing the spread of the disease are cultural and religious backgrounds where usage of common contraceptives, such as latex condoms, are prohibited. Unfortunate events such as wars and armed conflicts often employ rape as a mean of terrorizing local population, in which AIDS, among other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), is spread almost exponentially and, very often, it is impossible to trace back to the individual that was the original HIV carrier. The consequences of such horrific acts are infected mothers who give births to infected babies and the disease is spread vertically. Because of its imapct on global population and the high rate of spreading, AIDS has been classified as being pandemic.

There is a growing number of organizations exclusively dedicated to AIDS education and prevention, as well as organized training of medical staff and any individuals that may be interested. Main goals of these organizations are:

* Education about the disease (acquisition and transmission process)
* Training
* Support
* Updates on latest research efforts

Education and training centers

North America

* [ STOP AIDS Project]

* [ New England AIDS Education and Training Center]

* [ Florida AIDS Education and Training Center]

* [ MATEC - Midwest AIDS Training and Education Centre]
* [ The Connecticut HIV Consumer Council]

* [ HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau] (funded by the US Government)

* [ CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention]

* [ CDC National Prevention Information Network]

* [ Food & Drug Administration HIV/AIDS] (US Federal Agency)

* [ AIDS Education and Training National Resource Center]
* [ AIDSinfo] (funded by the US Government)
* [] Portal for all Federal domestic HIV/AIDS information
* [ Centro Nacional para la Prevención y el Control del VIH/SIDA] (Mexico)


* [ Abraço Associaçao de Apoio aos Doentes de VIH/SIDA] (Portugal)

* [ AIDES - T our Essor] (France)

* [ AIDS Hilfe Tirol] (Austria)

* [ Deutsche Aids Hilfe] (Germany)

* [ Finnish Aids Council] (Finland)

* [http://www.hivnet.orgHIV Vereniging Nederland] (The Netherlands)

* [ LILA -Lega Italiana Per La Lotta Contro L’AIDS] (Italy)

* [ SENSOA] (Belgium)


* [ Southern African AIDS Training Programme] (South Africa)

* [ TASO Training Centers in Uganda ] (Uganda)


* [ Pink Triangle Malaysia] (Malaysia)

* Health Science Library - Prince of Songkla University (Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand)

* [ Action for AIDS] (Singapore)

* [ Hong Kong AIDS Foundation] (Hong Kong)


* [ Global Access Project]

* [ Global AIDS Alliance]

* [ Search For A Cure]

External links

* [ Comprehensive information on government and non-government organizations from the World Health Organization]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • AIDS — For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) Classification and external resources …   Wikipedia

  • education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …   Universalium

  • EDUCATION, JEWISH — This entry is arranged according to the following outline. Bibliography at the end of a section is indicated by (†). in the biblical period the nature of the sources historical survey the patriarchal period and the settlement the kingdom the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EDUCATION — Pre State 1880–1914. Education in the small yishuv, which numbered about 25,000 in 1880, largely resembled the traditional types prevailing in Jewish communities elsewhere. The Jews of East European origin maintained the traditional ḥeder, talmud …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • AIDS — Syndrome d immunodéficience acquise « Sida » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Sida (homonymie). Syndrome d immunodéficience acquise Classification et ressources externes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • HIV/AIDS Bureau — The HIV/AIDS Bureau is a part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Overview HRSA is the recognized leader in improving access to more and better care to… …   Wikipedia

  • Sex education — Sex Ed redirects here. For other uses see Sex Ed (disambiguation). Barbara Hastings Asatourian of the University of Salford demonstrates Contraception , a sex education board game played in UK schools. Sex education refers to formal programs of… …   Wikipedia

  • National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center (NCCC) — is a free expert clinical consultation service for healthcare providers seeking consultation on HIV/AIDS and management of potential exposures to HIV, hepatitis, and other blood borne pathogens. Using distance based consultation, the NCCC… …   Wikipedia

  • List of AIDS-related topics — This is a list of AIDS related topics, many of which were originally taken from the public domain U.S. Department of Health Glossary of HIV/AIDS Related Terms, 4th Edition. [ resources/glossary/] NOTOC A AACTG… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science — Motto Pioneering in Health Education Established 1966 Type Private …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.