HIV IRELAND is a voluntary organisation working to improve conditions for people living with HIV and AIDS, their families and caregivers, while actively promoting HIV and sexual health awareness in the general population.
· To support those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
· To confront the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS.
· To increase public awareness through the promotion of HIV and sexual health education.
· To influence policy through partnership and active campaigning.
Prevention and education programmes funded by the North Inner City Drug and Alcohol Task Force include:
1. HIV, Sexual Health & Drug Awareness Training Programme
This is a multi-disciplinary ‘train the trainers’ course which aims to provide youth and community leaders/workers with the skills necessary to engage young people in their care in sexual health and drug awareness education. This is an eight-day training programme (1 day per week for 8 weeks) and is FETAC Level 5 accredited.
2. HIV and Health Project – Safer Sex Negotiation Skills Training Programme
This training initiative primarily aims, through capacity building measures, to raise awareness of HIV and sexual health among vulnerable and at-risk groups located in the NICDATF area, to enable safer sex negotiation within these groups and modify and/or facilitate behaviour change, reducing primary and secondary HIV and STI transmission.
The ‘train the trainers’ programme, which is FETAC Level 5 accredited, aims to train youth and community leaders/workers, develop and enhance their skills, and provide them with relevant information and resources to deliver sexual health and negotiation skills training to the client group in their care. This is a seven-day training programme (1 day per week for 7 weeks).
One-day Sexual Health Workshop
A one-day workshop on sexual health is also available at HIV IRELAND for youth and community workers who are unable to commit to the training for trainers programmes.
Address: 70 Eccles Street, Dublin 1
Opening Hours: 09:30 to 17:30 Monday to Thursday, 09:30 to 17:00 Fridays.
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