In collaboration with National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA), TEPOT’s HPEP program aims to bridge substance abuse and HIV prevention efforts nationwide by providing culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS health education to clients enrolled in substance-abuse treatment programs.
Through the course of 2 complimentary 3-hour workshop sessions, the trainer introduces discussion and community-building activities to educate clients about the HIV/AIDS risks associated with drug use and sexual contact.
HPEP curriculum addresses:
- The interplay of culture and risk: How HIV impacts Asians and Pacific Islanders
- HIV/AIDS basics
- Substance Use and HIV
- Client empowerment in negotiating health choices
- Increase awareness among clients about HIV-related risk behavior
- Bridge recovery with risk-reduction for STIs and HIV
- Empower clients to protect themselves and negotiate safer choices
Last modified: January 20, 2011