HIV Hey Its Viral

HIV: Hey, It's Viral! is a 20-minute video available for purchase from Beyondmedia Education addressing HIV/AIDS prevention and activism from youth perspectives.

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What do you have to say about HIV/AIDS? is a website offering youth an online forum to share their personal stories, reflections, and research about the impact of HIV/AIDS in our lives and communities.


Learn about keeping yourself safe from HIV. Get the tools to help you talk to your sexual partners, friends and family about condoms, STDs, and how we all can help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Find out how you can get involved in the fight against the AIDS epidemic.


Share your stories about how HIV affects your life. Voice your opinions on the latest reports and articles concerning youth and HIV/AIDS. Write your own article about HIV/AIDS and get feedback from other young writers and activists.


Get ideas from other young people about talking to your partner about safer sex or about your HIV status. Get information about getting tested for HIV, tips for talking to your friends and family about your test results, and how to keep yourself healthy if you have HIV.


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  • Things get ‘Raw’ at youth confab
    by Terrence Chappell | Windy City Media Group

    Things get ‘Raw’ at youth confabHIV/AIDS outreach and prevention, healthcare and education were just a few of the hot-button topics explored at the Chicagoland Youth Against AIDS (CYAA) ninth annual youth conference, entitled "As Raw As it Gets. ...

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  • Tennessee Youth Not Receiving HIV/AIDS Education
    by Elizabeth Lombino |

    Tennessee Youth Not Receiving HIV/AIDS EducationThe Tennessee Equality Project urging Tennessee Lawmakers to require HIV/AIDS education in all local boards of education. Be apart of the movement and sign their petition to encourage TN lawmakers to take the initiative and require Safe Sex education!

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  • I Talk Because, An It Gets Better-Style Campaign for HIV Awareness
    by Elizabeth Lombino |

    I Talk Because, An It Gets Better-Style Campaign for HIV AwarenessI Talk a online YouTube campaign to get us all talking about HIV/AIDS. Participants can submit their homemade videos to the YouTube site. Just talk about HIV, what it means to you, and why it's important for all of us to be talking. That's it. It's free, it's simple, and it's powerful.

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  • Should Kids Know About Condoms?
    by Press Release | AIDS Foundation of Chicago

    Send Governor Quinn a message: Say YES to PREP, say NO to Title V! Illinois youth deserve complete and honest information to make their own decisions about their lives and to prepare themselves for a healthy future.

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  • Proactive Community Services Celebrates National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    by Press Release | Proactive Community Services

    University Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Governors State University, Proactive Community Services, South Side Help Center and Men and Women in Prison Ministries are joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health in celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. On March 11, 2010, these collaborative partners will host a preventive health and education event where women and girls in the community will be able to access valuable information on preventing HIV infection, HIV testing and counseling and other health services.

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  • Disclosure Etiquette, Part 1: Do I Have to Kiss and Tell?
    by Vanessa Johnson, J.D. |

    This is the first in a series of articles exploring the etiquette associated with telling other people that you have HIV/AIDS.

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  • HIV leading cause of death for black women 25 to 34
    by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Chicago Now

    Historically considered a gay man's disease, HIV has a different face in Illinois. The virus is the leading cause of death for black women between the ages of 25 and 34, according to Illinois Department of Public Health data cited by Medill students Camille M. Doty and Jessica Krinke.

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  • St. Lucie’s HIV/AIDS education is working, experts say
    by Hillary Copsey |

    FORT PIERCE — State health officials praised the efforts of Treasure Coast HIV prevention activists. They started new testing initiatives, with In the Image of Christ sending people into the streets to pass out condoms and offer free HIV tests, got local churches involved and hosted conferences to raise awareness among the people most at risk to catch the virus.

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  • HIV ‘viral’ video aims to capture Chicago teens’ attention
    by Anna Swindle | Medill Reports

    With personal accounts from affected teens themselves, a new HIV/AIDS education video will begin making the rounds in Chicago Public Schools this fall.

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  • New DVD empowers young people to do something about HIV
    by LaToya Johnson | POZ Magazine

    To counter sexual health misinformation circulating throughout high school halls, Chicago-based Beyondmedia released HIV: Hey It’s Viral! The packet—which includes a short movie, a workbook and an activist guide—is designed to empower young people and encourage them to get involved with HIV/AIDS issues.

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