Significant practical experience has been gained in the sphere of HIV/AIDS prevention. Despite this fact, a survey, which was held among young people in educational institutions in Ukraine, within the framework of the international project (“Health behaviour school-aged children” – HBSC – «Health and Behavioural Orientations of Schoolchildren and Students,” held in 2010 in Ukraine), showed that only 30% of students believe that their behaviour can lead to HIV infection. Nearly a third of students who have early sexual relations (aged under 15), believe that they do not run the risk of getting HIV infected. The same opinion was expressed by 27% of students who did not use a condom during their last sexual contact.

According to the regional project on HIV/AIDS data triangulation in Kyiv (2015), the number of registered cases of HIV infection caused by sexual infection in 2012 for the first time exceeded the number of cases of parenteral infection. Based on this, it is still topical to continue current education in educational establishments to teach young people to have responsible attitude towards their health, to increase the knowledge on HIV protection, to provide sexual education.

During the webinar, we will demonstrate how you can organise the work on HIV prevention in the educational establishment, which forms and methods should be used. We will give the answers to the basic questions posed by the experts of educational institutions in Kiev during the educational seminars on the HIV prevention among schoolchildren and students. We will examine the experience of the specialists from Kiev City Centre of Social Services for Family, Children and Youth on delivering video lectures on the topic “HIV infection. How to maintain your health.”

Webinar agenda:

  • Pressing need to educate schoolchildren and students about HIV prevention.

  • Forms and methods of awareness building: positive possibilities and drawbacks.

  • Video lectures on the topic “HIV infection. How to maintain your health.” (From the experience of the specialists from Kiev City Centre of Social Services for Family, Children and Youth Centre)

  • Assistance to the teacher. The answers to the main questions from the educational institution specialists during training workshops on HIV prevention.

Speaker: Iryna Tsysar, expert of Kiev City Centre of Social Services for Family, Children and Youth, resource specialist, national trainer of Ukraine on healthy lifestyle promotion, national trainer on the programme ““Promotion of Peer Education on Healthy Lifestyle among Youth in Ukraine”. Iryna has 10-year experience in teaching educators, psychologists and social workers on HIV/AIDS prevention.

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