HRC Launches PrEP Educator Program for HBCU Students

by HRC Staff

As part of the My Body, My Health initiative, The HBCU team at the Human Rights Campaign has launched “The HBCU PrEP Peer Educator Program” which seeks to eliminate HIV & AIDS-related stigma on HBCU campuses through public education regarding PrEP, HIV testing & treatment.

There are currently more than 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV. In fact, 1 in 5 new diagnoses are people between the ages of 13-24. Youth with HIV are the least likely of any age group to be aware of their status and to have a suppressed viral load.

Peer Educators will:

  • Ambassadors will receive a stipend

  • Develop PrEP Awareness Campaign for their respective campuses

  • Be trained in HIV, PrEP, treatment, and health equity.

  • Quarterly leadership development training for peer educators

  • Help give young people have access to life-saving info and tools

  • Help get young people treatment and stay in care if they have HIV

  • Financial support for campus programs

  • Be given tools to know their HIV status to reduce their risk for getting HIV

Applications Open April 6- May 9

  • Age: 19 - 23

  • Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida

  • Applicants must be enrolled at Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs).

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