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Sexual Health and Harm Reduction offers a range of services for educators and researchers. The service provides the HIV/AIDS education material mandated by the State of Oklahoma, as well as training and educational programs for other groups. In addition, the data and surveillance division tracks the spread of disease and the effectiveness of programs in the state to help officials determine how and where to allocate resources to protect our communities and safeguard the health of Oklahomans.

Training materials and data are available for download. SHHR also offers customized training programs and informational presentations for groups and associations. For more information contact us.

Don't Let HIV Be Your Endgame Presentations

These presentations have been prepared to meet the Oklahoma HIV Education Mandate and are geared towards middle and high school ages.

They have been prepared to be viewed separately; however, we encourage you to view them in order and to complete the series. 
 

These could also be used to provide anyone with basic HIV information.

 

 

Support Documents for HIV Education in Public Schools

Opt Out Letter Examples: These are examples for you to use and adopt to meet your individual school's needs.

Oklahoma HIV Education Mandate

§70-11-103.3.  AIDS prevention education - Curriculum and materials - Inspection by parents and guardians.

A. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevention education shall be taught in the public schools of this state. AIDS prevention education shall be limited to the discussion of the disease AIDS and its spread and prevention. Students shall receive such education:

at the option of the local school district, a minimum of once during the period from grade five through grade six;

a minimum of once during the period from grade seven through grade nine; and 3. a minimum of once during the period from grade ten through grade twelve.

B. The State Department of Education shall develop curriculum and materials for AIDS prevention education in conjunction with the State Department of Health. A school district may also develop its own AIDS prevention education curriculum and materials.  Any curriculum and materials developed for use in the public schools shall be approved for medical accuracy by the State Department of Health. A school district may use any curriculum and materials which have been developed and approved pursuant to this subsection.

C. School districts shall make the curriculum and materials that will be used to teach AIDS prevention education available for inspection by the parents and guardians of the students that will be involved with the curriculum and materials. Furthermore, the curriculum must be limited in time frame to deal only with factual medical information for AIDS prevention. The school districts, at least one (1) month prior to teaching AIDS prevention education in any classroom, shall conduct for the parents and guardians of the students involved during weekend and evening hours at least one presentation concerning the curriculum and materials that will be used for such education. No student shall be required to participate in AIDS prevention education if a parent or guardian of the student objects in writing to such participation.

D. AIDS prevention education shall specifically teach students that:

engaging in homosexual activity, promiscuous sexual activity, intravenous drug use or contact with contaminated blood products is now known to be primarily responsible for contact with the AIDS virus; 

avoiding the activities specified in paragraph 1 of this subsection is the only method of preventing the spread of the virus;

sexual intercourse, with or without condoms, with any person testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibodies, or any other person infected with HIV, places that individual in a high risk category for developing AIDS.

E. The program of AIDS prevention education shall teach that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain means for the prevention of the spread or contraction of the AIDS virus through sexual contact. It shall also teach that artificial means of birth control are not a certain means of preventing the spread of the AIDS virus and reliance on such methods puts a person at risk for exposure to the disease.

F. The State Department of Health and the State Department of Education shall update AIDS education curriculum material as newly discovered medical facts make it necessary.

Added by Laws 1987, c. 46, §1, operative July 1, 1987.

The state of Oklahoma requires the collection of data on HIV, STI and Hepatitis C (HCV) cases. Information is collected from many sources, such as healthcare providers, laboratories, and vital records offices (birth and death certificates).  

Cases of diseases may be reported through official forms or by using the electronic reporting system. HIV, STI, and Hepatitis C (HCV) surveillance is the ongoing collection, analysis, interpretation, and communicating of data regarding new and existing cases of these diseases.

HIV, STI, and HCV surveillance data is used by local, county, state, and federal agencies to monitor trends in STI transmission; to assist in planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and interventions; and to help officials and healthcare providers better understand the impact of STI in the state, including populations who are most affected and those who are in need of prevention and care services. 

We provide tables, fact sheets, and presentations on the trends of HIV, STI, and HCV surveillance data in Oklahoma. These documents are updated annually and designed to assist experts and researchers in targeting and identifying a population currently being diagnosed with a particular disease to assist you in better targeting your services for prevention or treatment.  

Data Request Form

To Request HIV/STD Statistics/Data  

Downloadable PDF or ZIP file with data.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Services
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave, Ste 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Services
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8400
Email: SHHRFax@health.ok.gov

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