Judih Peters, Coordinator
440 N. Broad Street
Portal A, Workstation 2118.31
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215.400-4190
Fax 215.400-4191


 The goal of the SDP HIV prevention education program is to expand and strengthen comprehensive school health education with a particular emphasis on preventing HIV infection, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy. The program includes designing and offering of professional development opportunities, maintaining a comprehensive resource center for teachers, reviewing Human Sexuality materials and presentations to be used in the classroom, development of strategies to reduce the rate of HIV/AIDS students throughout Philadelphia, and conducting the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

World AIDS Day Commeration For Youth

Benjamin Franklin High School
School District of Philadelphia
December 1, 2010
10 AM


The Nineteenth Annual World AIDS Day Commemoration program in honor of youth will be held in Benjamin Franklin High School Auditorium on Wednesday, December 1, 2009 at 10:00 am. The American Red Cross, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the School District of Philadelphia, and Temple University’s Department of Public Health sponsor the yearly event. Approximately, 450 area school children join staff from sponsoring organizations at the ceremony.

World AIDS Day 2010: Universal Access and Human Rights


The theme has been chosen to address the critical need to protect human rights and attain access for all to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.   Valuable progress has been made in increasing access to HIV and AIDS services, yet greater commitment is needed around the world if the goal of universal access is to be achieved. Millions of people continue to be infected with HIV every year.

“Achieving universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support is human rights imperative.  It is essential that the global response to the AIDS epidemic is grounded in human rights and that discrimination and punitive laws against those most affected by HIV are removed.”  Many countries still have laws and policies the impede access to HIV services and criminalize those most vulnerable to HIV. Violations against human rights fuel the spread of HIV, putting marginalized groups at a higher risk of HIV infection. By promoting individual human rights, new infections can be prevented and people who have HIV can live free from discrimination.

The program will include brief welcoming remarks, music from a local high school choir, and dancing from a school dance troupe. An awards presentation will recognize school children that competed in two citywide contests: an art and literary competition for students in all grades.  The winners who competed in grade categories will be cited. Winning essays will be read. Posters will be on exhibit in the School District of Philadelphia Education Center located at 440 N. Broad Street


The annual program concludes with a Memorial Ceremony honoring youth that died from AIDS complications since the last program.


For info: http://webgui.philasd.org/offices/h/physed/programs--services/health-education-and-safety/hiv-aids2 or jrpeters@philasd.org


The Benjamin Franklin High School’s location is 550 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

Temple University
Vivacqua Hall, Room 312
Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave.
(Entrance on Broad Street, next to Barnes and Noble Bookstore)

What is Project Arrest Resource Center?
 The Project Arrest Resource Center is a collaborative effort between the Office of Health, Safety, Physical Education and Sports Administration and Department of Health Studies at Temple University.  The Resource Center is a lending library where teachers can access a variety of educational materials, including models, videos, pamphlets, books and other health related teaching tools.
What materials are available?
  • Books
  • Flip Charts
  • Wall Charts
  • Displays
  • Models
  • Games
  • Videos
  • Posters
 Materials are categorized by topic.
The various health subjects covered are:
  •  Nutrition
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and
  • Drug Education
  • Sex Education
  • HIV/ AIDS Education
  • Safety
 Who are the materials for?
The materials are maintained in the Department of Health Studies for student teachers,  health teachers and affiliates of Temple University to use within classrooms in the School District of Philadelphia.  As  a health teacher in the School  District of Philadelphia, you are  eligible to borrow any of the materials for use in your classroom.
Where is the Resource Center?
Department of Health Studies
Temple University
304 Vivacqua Hall
Broad & Cecil B. Moore Ave
 What is the fee for materials?
There is no fee for borrowing materials.  These materials have
been collected through grants for the purpose of being used by teachers in the School District of Philadelphia.
 How can I get materials?
You may borrow materials by coming to the Resource Center in the Department of Health Studies at Temple University.  Ms. Joyce Hankins, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Health Studies, will assist you in signing out materials.  It is recommended that you call first to verify availability of the Resource Center and staff.