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public health updates
youth rish behaviors surveys
school health profilies survey
california healthy kids survey
comprehensive health education
positive prevention curriculum
professional development
approved outside agencies
hiv program review panel
approved classroom materials
condom availability program
fact sheets
National HIV/AIDS Strategy
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In 1985, the Los Angeles Board of Education approved the development of programs to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Since 1987, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided funds to develop age-appropriate lessons for students, to train teachers in strategies for preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases that may be transmitted sexually (STDs), and for the prevention of teenage pregnancy.


Project Goals


  • Improve the quality of HIV/AIDS instruction within comprehensive health education courses in the District's secondary schools.

  • Collaborate with community partners on HIVAIDS to build capacity within Los Angeles.

  • Develop and implement a parent education component.

  • Monitor health education programs and health behaviors that put youth at risk FOR HIV infection. There will also be an emphasis on high risk populations, such as our LGBTQ youth.

  • Develop and maintain a Web site that aligns with our scope of work regarding school staff, students, parents, and our community partners.

  • Maintain The HIV Program Review Panel and ensure that materials are approved for classroom use.

A Team Approach


The Los Angeles Unified School District's HIV/AIDS Prevention Unit has a HIV Program Review Panel, which meets regularly to review supplemental materials for health classroom use. The Panel is composed of the teachers, students, parents, and community partners.