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Potsdam AIDS Education Group


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health
Organization, and other international AIDS groups predict that the
HIV/AIDS pandemic could be the worst health crisis in human history.
Since 1990, New York State which has the highest incidence and
prevalence rates of HIV/AIDS in the United States, has mandated age and
developmentally appropriate HIV education programs in all schools from
K-post secondary that receive State Funds. SUNY-PAEG (Potsdam AIDS
Education Group) was formed in 1988, two years prior to the state
mandate.

In keeping with the state mandates and national and
international guidelines about intervention, prevention, education, and
HIV testing, SUNY-PAEG is dedicated to the following:

  1. Providing accurate and current information about prevention.
  2. Providing
    confidential HIV testing at Student Health that meets New York State
    requirements about reporting, record keeping, and confidentiality.
  3. Providing
    an holistic and interdisciplinary approach to intervention that
    includes Peer AIDS Educators, informational materials in a variety of
    formats, programming, outreach efforts to local and regional agencies,
    and pedagogical efforts that address the needs of our campus community.