Resources for education settings
Empower Students: End HIV Stigma
Empower Students: End HIV Stigma is an education toolkit developed by young people living with HIV which enables teachers to educate students with the facts about HIV in an engaging way, and to inspire them to become the generation that ends HIV stigma.
Many of the young people who use CHIVA services describe negative experiences when being taught about HIV in UK schools. They describe experiences where they have heard inaccurate information about HIV, such as misinformation about transmission.
Young people living with HIV can feel powerless in these situations and are fearful to speak out because of the stigma and discrimination they may face.
The toolkit helps address these issues. It is intended to be used alongside a screening of our award-winning short film ‘Life Growing Up’, which provides insights into the lived experiences of young people growing up with HIV in the UK.
HIV in Schools guidance
CHIVA also developed the HIV in Schools guidance, in collaboration with the National Children’s Bureau. This is a guide for teachers and schools to help them ensure that any pupil who shares information about their HIV diagnosis will receive the appropriate support, whilst confidentiality is respected.
If you would like to order hard copies of any of these resources please email: [email protected].