How to Talk about HIV Prevention in the Church.
For over two decades AIDS has led to the deaths of millions of people and devastated families, communities, and the social and economic fabric of many countries. Today we know how to treat HIV and AIDS and how to prevent the transmission of HIV. And yet the virus continues to spread because so many of us don't talk about it.
This guide aims to help people in churches to talk openly, accurately and compassionately about why HIV spreads and what we as individuals and communities can do to help stop it in its tracks.
- Dialogue and conversations about HIV prevention
- The Church's role in the response to HIV
- No longer cymbals nor silent: dialogue as a matter of faith
- What is dialogue?
- How to start dialogue
- Ground rules for dialogue on HIV prevention
- Outcomes and next steps
- Determining and framing the sessions
- Suggested themes for dialogue groups
- Theme I: Dialogue, Stigma and HIV Prevention
- Theme II: HIV Transmission and Prevention
- Theme III: Vulnerability and HIV Prevention
- Theme IV: Sex, Sexuality and HIV Prevention
- Theme V: Testing, Counseling and HIV Prevention
- Theme VI: Promoting Life
- Success looks like?
- Appendix A: HIV transmission and prevention
- Appendix B: Reflection questions on sex, religion and HIV prevention
Appendix C: Resources for more information
For more information contact Sara Speicher, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 1524 727 651