AIM OF THE “SAFE SEX SAVES LIVES” CAMPAIGN: TO EDUCATE, RAISE AWARENESS, AND PROMOTE SAFER SEX TO REDUCE THE RATE OF HIV/AIDS INFECTION
Educate people about preventing HIV infection through changing their sexual behavior.
Raise awareness to create more openness about the disease and to make communities more supportive of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Promote safe sex.
Target AFRICAN AMERICAN, YOUTH, HETEOR-SEXUAL, HOMOSEXUAL Slogan and message SAFE SEX, SAVES LIVES
Spreading awareness: VISIT SCHOOLS AND TALK TO STUDENTS ABOUT HIV AND SAFE SEX. Ask schools, churches, organizations and workplaces in your area if you can send a speaker to come and talk about HIV and AIDS. Speeches/talks should be about 30 minutes long and you should leave lots of time for questions.
Radio/newspapers Radio/newspapers – ask local media to raise awareness through phone-ins on radio, or interviewing people living with AIDS and your organizations. Get newspapers to publicize events and write letters to the letters page. Issue press statements and invite reporters to events.
Social media. Use social media to share statistics & ask questions
TOY DRIVE FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED/INFECTED BY HIV The fight against HIV/AIDS has to happen – and with prevention and care it can. To prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS we have to educate people on how to prevent infection. To deal with the results of the disease and the social problems it creates, we have to make sure that people living with HIV/AIDS get care and support to help them live longer and healthier lives. We cannot tackle this epidemic unless we can break the silence and remove the stigma [shame] that surrounds it. As leaders in our communities we have to provide leadership on how to deal with HIV/AIDS. Although HIV/AIDS has become very common it is still surrounded by silence. People are ashamed to speak about being infected and many see it as a scandal when it happens in their families. People living with AIDS are exposed to daily prejudice born out of ignorance and fear. HIV/AIDS can affect anyone.