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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
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:
- Providing accurate and current information about prevention.
confidential HIV testing at Student Health that meets New York State
requirements about reporting, record keeping, and confidentiality.
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.