HIV Awareness Training – Schools & Colleges in Cornwall

Our free HIV awareness training sessions normally last one hour and are suitable for year 9 and up.

We are flexible in our approach to session delivery; we have delivered the training to groups ranging from individual classes to whole-school assemblies, from single lessons to five consecutive sessions in a day. We are more than happy to discuss your school’s or college’s needs. Currently, we offer these by Microsoft Teams, or face-to-face with COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

The session covers the following areas:

  • A general overview of students’ understanding of what HIV and AIDS are
  • The specific definitions of HIV and AIDS
  • Information about viruses, the immune system, and how treatment for HIV works
  • Some facts and figures about its prevalence in the world / UK / Cornwall
  • Some information on the importance of safer sex including some statistics on STIs and young people
  • Quizzes on figures and routes of transmission for HIV
  • Information on how you can catch HIV and how you can’t
  • Contraception, Post- and Pre Exposure Prophylaxis

Some of our volunteers are also happy to talk about their personal experiences.

Tech-wise, all we need is a computer able to take a flashdrive and to project our Powerpoint presentation if you opt for face-to-face sessions.

The sessions are free, all we ask is a donation to the volunteer’s travel expenses.

To book an awareness session for your school or college, email us or call 01872 258453.

Feedback from teachers:

‘The session was excellent: hugely beneficial and valuable for our young people and for our curriculum delivery. We really appreciate the work that the charity does and will book you in for the next academic year.’ School

‘One of your speakers gave a brilliant talk on Friday. It was so good that a member of the team asked the speaker to come back and speak to my students.’ Cornwall College

‘We really valued the HIV sessions earlier in the year. Could we please organise this again for next academic year?’ St Joseph’s, Launceston.

‘I thought that it was really useful for the students to have a different angle on the theory and was wondering if you would be available again.’  Launceston College

‘Your talks have been a valuable addition to our PSHE programme.’ Penair School, Truro

And from students:

‘Mind blowing!’

‘The most informative session.’

‘Interesting and educational. Real life experience was useful.’

‘Taught me information that I was unaware of, like that you cannot contract HIV by hugging or kissing. I learnt a lot.’