We thank Think Plus Creatives for sharing this lovely video from the Zilla Parishad High School in Madhapur, Hyderabad. It’s inspiring to know that the TeachAIDS materials continue to thrive amongst young people in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
This video features Stanford School of Medicine Director of Media Relations Ruthann Richter and TeachAIDS India Trust Trustee Amala Akkineni introducing the TeachAIDS materials and the importance of protecting oneself from HIV, prior to the screening of the animations and a question-and-answer session.
TeachAIDS is delighted that our HIV prevention efforts continue in Hyderabad, India. In 2009, the stigma associated with HIV led to seropositive children being expelled from schools in Andhra Pradesh. TeachAIDS saw this as an urgent opportunity to partner with the HIV Education in Hyderabad, making it the first state in India where our localized HIV prevention software would expand across the population 84 million. The state government distributed 25,000 copies of the TeachAIDS research-based materials across the school systems in urban, rural and tribal areas. The video versions of the software have also been shown on public and private television stations and the software continues to be used across schools, residential facilities for street children and juvenile justice centers.
We would like to extend our thanks to Ms. Amala and Ms. Richter for their commitment to spreading TeachAIDS’ life saving messages throughout India, and across the world.Video:TeachAIDS/Stanford SOM India Visit