WORLD AIDS DAY CHALLENGE: FACE THE REALITIES OF HIV/AIDS PREVENTIONDigg This!
Family Planning Health Services (FPHS) challenges community leaders, educators, and parents to face the realities of HIV/AIDS prevention. Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in America, FPHS has been involved in prevention education. “In the twenty years since World AIDS Day was established, we’ve learned a lot about the virus and how to prevent it,” says Lon Newman, Executive Director of FPHS. “We know that to ‘Stop AIDS and keep the promise’ our citizens and youth need accurate sexuality education and information on responsible sexual behavior. FPHS provides that to our clients and those in the communities we serve.”
“Condoms save lives,” continues Newman. “FPHS will be giving away one dozen condoms free to visitors at all of our clinics from now until the close of business on December 23, 2008. Additionally, we challenge the new Congress, the new Administration, and all leaders to provide principled leadership on HIV/AIDS awareness and treatment by promoting health care policy based on two pillars of public health and American government – science and reason. We need accurate sexuality education to be taught consistently throughout our nation.”