LetsStopAIDS highlights sexual well being schooling gaps throughout Sexual and Reproductive Well being Consciousness Week

LetsStopAIDS highlights sexual well being schooling gaps throughout Sexual and Reproductive Well being Consciousness Week

Canada’s largest youth-led HIV/AIDS charity is out there for briefings and interviews

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, February 13, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — WHAT:
Canada marks Sexual and Reproductive Well being Week yearly, happening February 13 – 17 this 12 months. The annual marketing campaign is designed to boost consciousness about sexual and reproductive well being. Sexual well being is an intrinsic a part of optimistic bodily, psychological and emotional well being. Optimistic sexual well being begins with stigma and bias-free sexual schooling. As Canada’s largest youth-led HIV/AIDS charity, LetsStopAIDS is discussing the gaps in how info is distributed throughout the schooling panorama.

Points embrace:

– Colleges ship inconsistent ranges of the sex-ed program and a few colleges systemically shrink back from matters.

– Equally, academics who do not feel comfy having these conversations with college students skip over them throughout classes.

– Floor-level educating leaves youth uninformed about their sexual well being.

– There’s a tendency in class packages to focus extra on abstinence quite than secure prevention.

– Unconscious bias impacts schooling, particularly for sexual orientation and gender.

Recognizing youth as central to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030, LetsStopAIDS is advocating for the next:

– Accessible, youth-friendly sexual well being schooling about HIV testing, stigma and the significance of figuring out one’s sexual well being standing.

– Elimination of the institutional boundaries reinforcing well being inequality, impeding entry to care and therapy amongst essentially the most remoted, susceptible and marginalized communities.

– Improved entry to HIV testing to achieve underserved and undiagnosed communities by implementing new and scaling-up present HIV testing modalities.

– Free, common entry to antiretroviral therapies for individuals residing with HIV and to pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP to scale back HIV transmission.

– Growth of culturally applicable care pathways for individuals residing with HIV to entry of their communities.


LetsStopAIDS is Canada’s largest youth-focused HIV charity. The group identifies and advocates for the deepest wants of youth affected by HIV by fostering management abilities, supplementing gaps in sexual schooling and appearing as a conduit between youth and policymakers.

LetsStopAIDS spokespeople can be found for briefings and interviews throughout Sexual and Reproductive Well being Consciousness Week, occurring from February 13 – 17.

Matters they’ll converse to incorporate:

– Gaps in sexual schooling for Canadian youth.

– Sexual well being habits of Canadian youth.

– Frequent risk-taking sexual behaviours amongst Canadian youth.

– The connection between sexual well being and psychological well-being for Canadian youth.

About LetsStopAIDS

LetsStopAIDS is Canada’s largest youth-driven charity centered on HIV prevention and information trade. Based in 2004 by then 15-year-old Shamin Mohamed Jr., LetsStopAIDS conjures up youth in Canada and globally to play a significant function in ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. By its quite a few packages, LetsStopAIDS conjures up younger individuals affected by HIV to take motion inside their native communities, striving to realize zero new youth-HIV infections. Be taught extra at letsstopaids.org.


Gerson Scheidweiler

Government Advisor


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Yasmine Djama
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Mark Umbelens

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