The Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Program for Health and Higher Education (PHHE) released a new Web site, HIVCampusEducation.org, this week.
Designed for students, faculty, and administrators, this Web site is a compilation of educational resources about HIV disease and its prevention oriented specifically toward higher education institutions nationwide.
It is part of AAC&U’s comprehensive efforts to educate today’s college students for a world lived in common and provide them with tools and knowledge to become responsible and engaged citizens.
“This is an amazingly comprehensive Web site for HIV education,” says Beth Rushing, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Georgia College and State University. “It compiles a wide array of resources – syllabi, internship opportunities, organizations, and contact people — in a single location. It also provides information about the science, social services, cultural, global, and clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS. Faculty and students alike will find a wealth of information at HIVCampusEducation.org.”
The information on the site is designed to be user-friendly and easily navigable, giving faculty and students concrete tools to implement and strengthen HIV/AIDS education and initiatives on their campuses: the syllabi are immediately accessible, the campus projects are presented in easy-to-read snapshots, and the information resources are easy to access.
Student leaders looking for campus activism tools, as well as campus health directors and faculty developing courses on HIV/AIDS, will find the site useful.
“With few Web sites dedicated to engaging the U.S. higher education community in preventing the spread of HIV in youth, HIVCampusEducation.org provides a valuable resource for colleges and universities seeking to educate and mobilize in the effort to fight the spread of this disease,” says Daniel Teraguchi, director of PHHE. “Ultimately, we hope this Web site will support campus-based efforts to save lives by reducing the number of youth becoming infected with HIV.”
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