TAB Education  

AIDS Education Day

My involvement with TAB through high school made me more aware and educated about the virus. TAB helped me realize that being afraid of the disease is naïve. Now I educate my college peers about HIV/AIDS, telling them that anyone can contract it, despite race or sexual orientation. I tell them that they shouldn’t be afraid to get tested!
— Mia McLaughin, Former THS Student

GOAL: To educate students with accurate, up-to-date information so they can make healthy, informed decisions and become future advocates for HIV/AIDS awareness.

The Telluride Middle/High School AIDS Education Day has been in effect since1991. Every year, TAB invites presenters and educators to a day of workshops and break out sessions. From young people who are HIV+, to physicians and nurses, to beneficiaries from both Colorado and Africa, our presenters and educators provide insight into the work they are doing day by day to fight sexually transmitted diseases. 

Students are presented with an "HIV/AIDS 101" overview program, where they participate in hands-on learning activities, such as science-based demonstrations on how quickly a virus can spread and infect others. Students are provided a safe space to discuss sexually transmitted diseases, questions about sex and gender, and reproductive concerns in a positive learning environment. 
 

TAB Curriculum

Based on years of collaboration with beneficiary organizations, TAB remains committed to the goal of educating students throughout the western slope of Colorado and beyond with accurate information, so they can make healthy, wise decisions today and in the future. 

With this goal in mind, TAB has developed a free, downloadable curriculum to serve as a resource for students and teachers.   

Due to a variety of factors, many schools today are unable, or unwilling, to devote much time to HIV/AIDS education.  This curriculum, which is aligned with National and/or Common Core Standards, allows teachers to easily incorporate short, relevant lessons that provide valuable information about this important subject in the absence of a school-wide educational initiative. 

The curriculum includes a variety of topics, including information on the basic science of HIV/AIDS, the global impact of the disease, populations affected by the epidemic, and information about stigma and how to combat it.  

Questions or comments about the curriculum?  Email sarah@aidsbenefit.org.

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