HIV / STD Prevention Program
Ms. Mia Lafrance, Project Manager
1501 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 409
Miami, FL 33132
Work Location #9721
The Speakers' Bureau is comprised of individuals from the community who volunteer to speak to students and staff about HIV/AIDS Education. The Speakers' Bureau list includes HIV positive speakers, doctors, health professionals, and community AIDS educators. These individuals have been oriented to the district curriculum "AIDS: Get the Facts!". In addition, they participate in the District Speakers' Bureau screening and evaluation process. Due to the sensitive subject matter, all HIV/AIDS presentations involving speakers from the community should be scheduled through the district HIV/AIDS Education Program. A speaking engagement is approximately 1-2 hours in length. Speaking options include:
Administration/Instructional Staff Presentations
A focus on HIV/AIDS updates, policy, procedures, legal issues, universal precautions and psychosocial issues.
Non-Instructional Staff Presentations
A focus on HIV/AIDS updates, infection control, universal precautions and psychosocial issues.
A focus on the facts about HIV, prevention, transmission patterns, abstinence, testing, psychosocial aspects, societal issues and community resources.
A focus on communication skills, giving parents a better understanding about HIV/AIDS and how to talk to their children about these sensitive issues.
Peer Outreach by Positive People (POPP)
A special part of the Speakers' Bureau in which persons living with HIV to speak to students about the psychological and social aspects of HIV/AIDS.