Red Cross HIV/AIDS Starter Facts Course

The American Red Cross is offering two classes to help our community better understand the risks and prepare for the effects of HIV/AIDS. The courses will be conducted by a certified instructor/trainer in the American Red Cross HIV/AIDS prevention program.

The HIV/AIDS Starter Facts Course is to help people develop a knowledge base about HIV and AIDS and skills in separating facts from misinformation and opinions.

The Basic HIV/AIDS Program is designed to train instructors/facilitators to assist participants in Red Cross HIV/AIDS community sessions to build the skills they need to prevent HIV infection through education. Class participants will be able to facilitate activities related to HIV prevention behavior in a factually accurate, non-judgmental and culturally sensitive manner.

Both courses will be held at The Rock River Chapter, 727 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61103. The Starter Facts Course is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Instructor Course is scheduled for Sept. 26-28 (Wednesday-Friday) daily from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. There are prerequisites that must be met to be eligible to take the Basic HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Instructor Course. Contact Cleo Hughes at the chapter at (815) 963-8471 or by e-mail at for costs and any additional information.

from the Sept. 19 – 25, 2007, issue

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