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Patty Rooks, Ed.D.
Grants Program Consultant
HIV/AIDS Prevention

1754 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
 (404) 463-1722
 (404) 656-5744

Sharon Christ, M.B.A.
Operations Analyst
HIV/AIDS Prevention Program

1754 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
 (404) 463-1738
 (404) 651-8582

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HIV/AIDS Prevention Program

Since 1988, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has maintained a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention. The goal of this Cooperative Agreement is to reach out to the youth of Georgia, as well as the health educators who deal with this topic. Toward that end, the GaDOE HIV/AIDS Prevention Program has provided RESAs and local school districts support in providing professional development on HIV/AIDS/STDs prevention education for health educators, as well as awareness workshops and presentations related to HIV/AIDS/STDs for health educators, students, and parents.

Helpful Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Georgia Department of Community Health
GaDOE Health & Physical Education
GaDOE Safe & Drug Free Schools
CDC - School Health Profiles
CDC - Health Education Analysis Tool (HECAT)
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

State Laws/Rules
Georgia State Laws
O.C.G.A. 20-2-143 Sex Education and AIDS Prevention Instruction; Implementation; Student Exemption
O.C.G.A. 24-9-47 Disclosure of AIDS Confidential Information
Georgia State Board of Education Rules
160-4-2-.12 Comprehensive Health and PE Program Plan
160-1-3-.03 Communicable Diseases (Code JGCC/GANA)