HIV Prevention is a BIG job. With over 142,000 people living in Alamance County, Alamance Cares cannot reach everyone. Instead, we enlist you to help us stop the spread of HIV/AIDS

Training #1: HIV Brief Counseling and Referral Training for Health Professionals and Community Leaders

Whether working with youth or adults, we often come across a host of issues that they need assistance with, however, we only have expertise in a limited number of topics. Alamance Cares has training that can help!

Ask yourself: If a student (or client or church member, etc.) came to me and said he was sexually active…

  1. What would I say?
  2. Would I feel comfortable with explaining risk factors for HIV and Syphilis? Do I even know the real risk factors?
  3. How can I talk with him on his level? Can I get through to them?
  4. Where do I refer him for questions or testing?

If you find yourself unsure about answers to these questions, we encourage you to set-up a training with us today! We welcome anyone interested in protecting the community from HIV/AIDS to participate in our training. Our typical audience includes:

  • Counselors (e.g. school counselors, shelter counselors)
  • Teachers
  • Team Coaches
  • Club leaders
  • Religious leaders
  • Physicians, nurses (e.g. school nurses)

Our training sessions are customized based on the population you work with.

Training #2: The S-E-X Talk for Parents

You and your child have a lot in common when it comes to sex. You both have concerns. You both feel uncomfortable bringing up the topic. You both are not 100% sure you know what you are talking about when it comes to risks.

Don’t worry! Alamance Cares is here to help! Alamance Cares can help you get the ball rolling with the dreaded s-e-x talk. Gather the parents in your neighborhood and have us come by your home, place of worship, or favorite coffee shop (you can even come to our office) for an an informal discussion among caring parents to help lessen your fears and answer questions about HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Remember: Talking about sex does not make your child have sex.Talking to your child about family values regarding sex and the consequences of sex at their age can open the door to a trusting, closer relationship with your teen during a time in their life that is not always easy for either of you.