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What we do

HIVSport uses the ‘Badge of Hope’ to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS and promote sexual health in the field of sport.

HIVsport works in partnership with professional sporting associations, umbrella HIV organisations, the media, medical and corporate bodies to: 

Create, through sport, greater public awareness of the global epidemic of HIV and AIDS
Provide education and training to people in all roles in sport around HIV and sexual healthSupport sports-related HIV and sexual health education projects

Educational services

HIVsport provides a range of tailor-made educational activities for you, your staff, members and players. Our educational services fall into four broad categories:

1. Health: Maintaining good sexual health for overall health and fitness
2. Equalities: Gender and Sexuality
3. Lifestyle: Respect for yourself and others
4. International Development issues

Course length depends on the level of detail required but generally our courses are delivered over a one or two day period. A sample course outline is provided below.

HIVsport can also provide short briefings on specific issues, for example - HIV/AIDS and travel to South Africa for the World Cup 2010 or overall sexual health including chlamydia, syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
 
Workshops are developed for key staff such as coaches, so they can incorporate some of the issues, perhaps on sex and lifestyle, into their training programmes and we are happy to deliver a short session on key issues inside an existing course that you are already running.

These are just a few ideas and HIVsport would be delighted to discuss any of these or any thoughts of your own at your convenience.

Please note that HIVsport does not receive any Government funding and we therefore charge a fee for all educational services. All fees and costs will be kept to minimum, are fully explained and are individually negotiated depending on the precise nature of your requirements. There will be no ‘hidden’ extras. 

Sample course content

Please note that these sessions can be delivered together, as a full course, or as single modules. These are just examples. HIVsport is happy to work with you to develop other options for you if you wish.

Session 1            Key facts about HIV and AIDS: Playing Safe with Each Other
Session 2            Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and How to Avoid Them
Session 3            Sex, Life and Everything: Living with Real Style
Session 4            Blood Borne Viruses and Sport
Session 5            Stigma and Discrimination: or Making an Equal Playing Field
Session 6            HIV and AIDS in the Developing World – Focus on South Africa

Upcoming seminars

Seminar on HIV and AIDS, South Africa and 2010 FIFA World Cup™

Friday 26 February and again on Saturday 27 February 2010 - 10.30am - 3.30pm
London (tbc)

£75 (plus VAT) Lunch and refreshments included

This seminar will be run twice to maximise access and provide participants with a detailed overview of the following issues:

  • Key facts about HIV and AIDS: Playing Safe with Each Other
  • Other Sexually Transmitted Infections and How to Avoid Them
  • HIV and AIDS in South Africa: All You Need to Know

The aim of the seminar is to equip participants with all the essential knowledge to have an enjoyable and safe time.
 
Who should attend? This seminar is aimed at anyone who is travelling to South Africa in connection with the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, whether that is in the capacity as a fan, a coach, media and administrative, medical or other role.

The seminar will be lead by experienced practitioners in the field of HIV and sexual health education. The style of the seminar will be informal, fun and friendly.

If you would like to attend this seminar please book a place by e-mailing your name, address and contact details to:

Andy Harvey andy.harvey@hivsport.org or by phone on 07939 652029. You will then be sent further details, enrolment information and payment options.

Keep In Touch With HIVsport


HIVsport would like to thank
Durex for their support

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Durex's vision is that of an HIV-free world.

We have an overriding commitment to sexual health and a strong track record of supporting initiatives to raise awareness of HIV prevention for all.

This is why we are proud to sponsor HIVsport in its effort to promote sexual health in the field of sport.

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