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1 HIV / AIDS / STDs Education in Public Schools Rebecca J. King WVDE-OSSHP

2 No Child Left Behind = Policy 2520.5 – Health Content Standards and Objectives Creation of HCSO Purpose Location Content Utilization

3 Health Education Content Standards of Learning K-12 Policy 2520.5

4 Standard 1: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HE.S.1) Students will: comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. prevention. Standard 2: Health Information and Services (HE.S.2) Students will: demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services. health-promoting products and services. Standard 3: Health Behaviors (HE.S.3) Students will: demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks. and reduce health risks.

5 Standard 4: Culture, Media, and Technology (HE.S.4) Students will: analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health. factors on health. Standard 5: Communication (HE.S.5) Students will: demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health. skills to enhance health. Standard 6: Goal Setting and Decision Making (HE.S.6) Students will: demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health. skills to enhance health.

6 Standard 7: Advocacy (HE.S.7) Students will: demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health. family, and community health.

7 Requirements by Law: W.Va. Code §18-2-9 Health Education in grades 6-12 including AIDS/STDs and substance abuse. An opportunity for parents or guardians to examine course curriculum in HIV/AIDS/STDs. Parent or guardian may exempt child from participation with written notice in writing to school principle. Violations of provision shall be guilty of misdemeanor and removed from current position…

8 Requirements by Law: W.Va. Code §18-5-15d Training programs on prevention, transmission, spread and treatment of AIDS shall be provided by county boards as in- service for all school personnel. County boards shall encourage attendance of parents/guardians at these programs and notify such parents to the fullest extent practicable, including written and publication form.

9 West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2422.4- AIDS Education Policy. Policy 2422.45- Exclusion of Students from Instruction. New Policy 2422.4. to merge above policies. Policy 2420.5-Health Education Content Standards Objectives.

10 Are West Virginia Children at Risk for HIV/AIDS/STDs? Look for yourself.



13 WOW! A total of 52% of West Virginia children in grades 9 th -12 th have experienced sexual intercourse. This puts them at risk for HIV/AIDS/STDs.

14 West Virginia 2004 HIV/AIDS Rates Exceptionally low rates of HIV/AIDS among children. Increases at ages 13-19 with 5% HIV cases, total HIV/AIDS at 2% then ages 20-29 with a total of 23%. WOW! Prevention is the KEY!

15 National Trends for HIV/AIDS 26% cases in ages 13-24 Males-MSM/IUD Females-Heterosexual






21 Other STDs... ½ of all reported STDs in America during 2000 occurred among youth ages 15-24 based on CDC data!

22 Chlamydia WV ranks #49 in rates by states. EXCELLENT! Rates total 143.5 per 100,000. WV ranks #50 in rates by ages 15-24 at 2.8 per 100,000 cases.



25 Gonorrhea WV ranks 3 rd in U.S. in 2002 2.8 per 100,000 In 2002 WV Public Health District #6 (Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Wetzel and Marshall counties) reported 46/63 cases in ages 15-24~73%!

26 Syphilis 17 cases in 2004 Low rates but on the rise.

27 Hepatitis B & C Mercer County rates increased 50% from 2003 to 2004 initiating a public-awareness campaign and attracting the attention of CDC. Possibly increase in aggressive tracking and reporting.

28 HPV 60% of US population infected. No state specific data. Over 30 distinct types. Estimated 20 million people in US have genital HPV. Infection rate of 5.5 million per year.

29 Pregnancy Prevention 46.8 per 1,000 females age 15-19 in WV during 2002. US total 51.1 per 1,000 (lowest state rate 24.4/1,000). Decrease of 14.9% from 1991- 1998

30 West Virginia Public Schools TEACH... Comprehensive health education that is skills based. Abstinence-Based Sex Education tailored to the needs of the Community.

31 Evidence Based Curriculum- CDC Recommendations: Be Proud, Be Responsible Reducing the Risk Get Real about AIDS StreetSmart Focus on Kids Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART)

32 Medically Accurate and Updated Information… WV Health Textbooks Heath Textbook Adoption Committee Textbook Supplements

33 FREE Support Materials Get More with Paternity lesson BPH pamphlets HIV/AIDS PEER Education – BPH/ARC

34 Steps to Prevention: Build Capacity of Health Educators. Educate school employees, parents/guardians and the community for consistent reinforcement to students. Evidence Based Research. Health Text Books with medically accurate and updated health information.

35 Steps to Prevention: Comprehensive Abstinence-based sex education. Age/Developmentally Appropriate. High Risk Population in WV (low socioeconomic, exceptional children, substance abusers, HS drop-outs, African American and Latino).

36 Steps to Prevention: HEAP Health Advocacy Access/Knowledge to health care Collaborative and Integrated Health Services (SBHC, Primary Care Provider, Mental Health, and Dental). CSHP

37 HIV/AIDS/STD INITIATIVES IN WEST VIRGINIA Health Content Standards and Objectives HIV Law/Policy Professional Development Technical Assistance Statewide On-line HIV/AIDS/STDs Training in FUTURE Get More Curriculum Wise Guys Curriculum-BPH-PP 40 Assets-BPH-Adolescent Health Peer Education facilitation for HIV//AIDS Programs by BPH-HIV/AIDS Division Be Proud, Be Responsible Alignment of Curricula with Health Content Standard Objectives Role out Quarterly Student/Faculty Awareness CDC New Initiatives-Target HIV Positive Population Testing-Onsite with counseling National HIV Testing Day-June 27 th of every year National AIDS day-December 1 st of every year

38 Have A GREAT Summer! & THANK YOU!

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