HIV / STD Education

  • CDC estimates that youth ages 15-24 make up just over one-quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections that occur in the United States each year.  While no single approach will work for all students, research shows that providing comprehensive sexuality education, ensuring access to reproductive health care, and supporting positive youth development are approaches that schools can use to reduce teen sexual risk taking.

    Schools play an important role in HIV/STD and teen pregnancy prevention education.  Our goal is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships and to avoid sexual behaviors that put them at risk for HIV, STDs and unintended pregnancy. 

  • Contact Information:

    Adolescent Health Programs Office
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19901
    Phone: 302-857-3356
    Fax: 302-739-6397
Last Modified on July 27, 2017