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Education Programs

Click on the links below to view the education programs at AID Atlanta:

Evolution

The Evolution Project features a drop-in community center for young black gay men and transgendered individuals between 18 and 28 years of age. This is a safe space that helps young black gay men and transgender individuals to connect, develop strengths and skills, support each other, have fun and achieve positive goals. The program staff assists these young men to enhance their HIV and STD risk reduction skills by utilizing the will, talent and vision of the members themselves.

The Evolution Project is distinguished by the active leadership and involvement of the members. Members play an intricate role in planning activities, special events, and design of the space. Examples include movie nights, discussions, cookouts, card games, parties, balls, community forums and more. The Evolution Project provides access to HIV testing and STD screening at on and off-site locations. Members are provided risk counseling and linkage to free medical screenings, case management, HIV/STD treatment and other health care services. Additionally, the Evolution Project offers mental health services such as individual, and group counseling. For more information about the Evolution Project, volunteering and/or program activities, visit the website at evolutionatl.org or contact Dwain Bridges at (404) 524-5441.

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Deeper Love Project

The Deeper Love Project has been temporarily suspended and will resume activities very soon. If you have any questions regarding the Deeper Love Project,
please call 404-870-7760.

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AIDS 101

The AIDS 101 Awareness and Action Seminar is presented seven times a year throughout the community and addresses a wide range of subjects and concerns related to HIV/AIDS. Presentations at each program may vary, but each seminar offers broad-based insight on the HIV crisis. The program format consists of lectures, special interest sessions, and panel discussions.

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Speakers Bureau

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Client Education

AID Atlanta, Inc. provides continual education to clients of the agency to assist them in staying up-to-date with information about HIV and the various forms of treatment, local resources available, or other topics important for a person living with HIV. Via e-mail newsletters and updates, classes, or referrals to other agencies, AID Atlanta believes that continuing education is key to the successful management of HIV infection and prevention.

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RightTRACK

Five session wellness management workshop for clients of AID Atlanta to learn about issues such as financial planning and budgeting, nutrition management, treatment and alternative therapies, exercise and fitness, legal issues, resources, and stress and mental health management.

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R.E.D.I.

AID Atlanta’s Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (CRCS) program R.E.D.I. (Reinforcing Education and Developing Independence) is a client centered HIV prevention activity with the fundamental goal of promoting the adoption and maintenance of HIV risk-reduction behaviors by clients with multiple, complex problems and risk reduction needs. Prevention Specialists provide client-centered, multiple session HIV risk reduction counseling to help individuals initiate and maintain behavior change to prevent the transmission of HIV while addressing competing needs which may make HIV prevention a lower priority. This HIV prevention activity addresses the relationship between HIV/STD risk and other issues such as substance abuse, mental health, social and cultural factors, and physical health.

For more information regarding the R.E.D.I. Program, please contact one of our Prevention Specialists at (404) 870-7761.

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ASK US Teens

ASK US Youth Outreach Program has 3 components to engage young people and youth friendly organizations:
 
ASK US Education
This unique program helps youth to understand the impact of HIV/AIDS from a personal point of view. The primary purpose of the program is to change the teenagers' attitude of being invincible to this disease and in addition teaching them basic information about HIV/AIDS. Overall, the program is abstinence based and targeted toward middle and high school youth throughout the state of Georgia.

ASK US Community
This component of the program provides assistance to partnering youth agencies and community organizations. Technical assistance ranges from implementation of Effective Behavioral Interventions, testing initiatives, and recruitment/training of youth and volunteers.
     
ASK US Leadership
ASK US leadership is a council of young leaders, ages 13-24 dedicated to awareness, education,   and advocacy. ASK US Leadership (Middle and High School aged youth) participate in AIDS101, quarterly meetings, and community geared projects.

Please contact Cicely Richard for additional information via email cicely.richard@aidatlanta.org or (404) 870-7768.

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Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships is a fun and interactive workshop for HIV Positive People.  We use well known movie clips to help participants learn new decision and problem-solving skills in a small group setting.  Healthy Relationships is open to any person living positively who is 18 years or older and is led by a skilled facilitator who can relate to the experiences and challenges of the attendees. Not only will there be entertaining movie clips and lively activities, there will also be giveaways, prizes, and food.

For more information, please contact Tommie Jackson at 404.870.7810 or by email at Tommie.jackson@aidatlanta.org

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CONTACT US

General Information: (404) 870-7700
STI Testing: (404) 870-7722
Volunteer: (404) 870-7764
Comment Line: (678) 999-1212
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