This book documents the development of the project that began with an interactive workshop facilitated by artists Fred Fowler and Michael Fikaris. The workshop was designed to help young delegates learn the art of stencil making and explore different ways to use symbols, patterns and colour to express their creative ideas and build a series
This ARCSHS report is a great resource for any people working around sexual health and education, and essential reading. This survey was carried out in 2013 and involved over 2,000 Year 10, 11, and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems and from every jurisdiction in Australia. Click here to read the
In this humorous clip, it’s shown that condom might not be able to protect you against Lord Voldemort, Daleks or a wrecking ball; but it can help protect you from HIV and most other STIs.
This video of Hans Rosling talking is an accessible look at the very complex issue of HIV transmission across the globe, and the factors and elements that complicate the common narrative of HIV.
This infographic is suitable for use in introductory discussions around sexual health, and the the broader impacts sex and sexuality can have on an individuals. Click here to see the infographic. Check out headspace’s other infographics on their pinterest board.
This report discusses the visions, voices and priorities of young people living with and affected by HIV Click here for PDF
This report is a key document for anyone doing up to date research or work on STIs or BBVs in Australia. Read the report here.
We wanted to remind Australia, and the world, that while HIV is still here, it’s up to us to step up the pace in the journey toward a HIV free generation.
This video is an example of the stigma and discrimination that exists around HIV/AIDS. This is a particularly powerful video, as it is from 1987, when there was a great deal of uncertainty and fear around the relatively new HIV/AIDs epidemic. Even though the footage is over 20 years old now, it is still a
This animation is an excerpt from the student film I Never Chose This produced and cowritten by Brooke Mary Lagana, and features the voices of Alex Tanglao and Alischa Ross, YEAH staff members. The description of what HIV is and how it works in the body is provided by Dr David Harrish, Leader of the
The following description is taken from the Queensland Association of Healthy Communities (QAHC) Condoman page; “Condoman, one of Australia’s most iconic health messages in promoting the use of condoms, returns in a new and exciting design format in 2009. Condoman was originally conceived and developed in 1987 by a group of Indigenous Health Workers in
This advertisement makes for an especially interesting comparison with the ‘Grim Reaper‘ ad. They both are promoting AIDS awareness in the broader Australian community. What is interesting about this Ad is that it exclusively represents heterosexual couples (indeed a diverse range of couples), and avoids scare tactics. The ad addresses myths and misconceptions surrounding HIV/AIDS
The Grim Reaper Ad was successful at raising awareness around HIV/AIDS in the broader Australian community and not just the gay male and injecting drug user communities (where cases of HIV/AIDS were most prevalent). The downside of the ad, and the reason it is controversial to many is that the ‘scare tactic’ approach further stigmatised
While this website is made specifically with young people in Western Australia in mind, much of the content is relevant to young Australians everywhere. This site is resource rich and accessible. In addition to being youth friendly, it’s a good source of support material for people who work with young people. Click here to visit
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This poster was developed by American organisation Fenway Health (used with their permission); note it does include US prices for barrier methods but these are roughly equivalent to Australian prices. Click the link below to see the full poster. Get Closer With Barriers Poster
Quiz takers are notified if they get a question correct or incorrect after answering, and are provided with an explanation that answers the question in detail. After completing the quiz participants are provided with a summary report detailing all their answers and the correct explanations. The quiz also assigns a pass/fail grade based on an
The two books are available online, or hardcopies can be ordered. Check out the curriculum here.
This two part vodcast is a slideshow narrated by a sexual health nurse from the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. The Vodcasts are designed for education and health professionals. Please note that the vodcasts contain graphic images of male and female anatomy as part of educational visual representations of STIs. Click the links below to view
This resource covers a range of topics, including ‘What is lesbian sex’, sexual health and wellbeing, STIs, consent, respect, sex and drugs/alcohol as well as where to go for further information or support. Click here to check out The Birds & the Birds
This quiz has an American focus but still contains a lot of valuable content, and suggests further links based on how the quiz was answered. It comes in three difficulty levels, making it suitable for a range of ages and knowledge levels. Click here to take the Quiz!
This ARCSHS report is a fascinating snapshot of the state of sexuality education in Australia, and provides interesting context and perhaps insight into your own sex ed practices. Click here to read the full report.
The 240 minute documentary has been broken down into 15 thematic sections and provides a comprehensive representation of the history of HIV/AIDS as a global problem. This provides and excellent general overview of the HIVS/AIDS epidemic and is an excellent starting point for people wanting to learn more. Watch the complete documentary online here.
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This high level United Nations report provides an excellent overview of the global state of HIV/AIDS Click here to read the PDF
It should be noted that the video says that symptoms of AIDS appear 5-10 years after HIV infection. With modern treatments HIV can be managed effectively in the long term and living with HIV will not necessarily result in an AIDS diagnosis.