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New legislation has been enacted that will change Comprehensive Sexual Health Education and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education. The new laws go into effect January 1, 2016. Please check back soon for updates.

HIV/STD Curriculum for California Schools

Positive Prevention: HIV/STD Prevention Education for California Youth External link opens in new window or tab. , published by the American Red Cross consists of six expandable lessons based on state-of-the-art research on effective HIV/STD prevention education. It includes a comprehensive appendix comprised of:

  • Teacher and administrator support materials
  • Parent notification and education materials
  • Suggested adaptations for special populations (students who are hearing- or vision-impaired, or who have developmental disabilities)
  • Pre-post tests for assessing student knowledge
  • Optional instructional strategies for youth at high-risk
  • Specific questions and answers related to STDs

Positive Prevention has been field tested throughout the state and complies with California Education Code (EC) sections 51930-51939 related to HIV/AIDS and STD instruction.

Healthy Kids Resource Center

The California Healthy Kids Resource Center External link opens in new window or tab. is a source of information on many health related topics, including health education and coordinated school health. The CDE works closely with the Center to ensure that curriculum and supplemental materials used for comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education have been reviewed for scientific accuracy and are research-based, culturally sensitive, and educationally sound. School administrators, teachers, curriculum specialists, school health professionals, community members, university faculty, and others are encouraged to borrow from the Center (at no cost) accurate and current curriculum, DVDs, CD-ROMs, videotapes, instructional resources and publications, which cover a wide range of health topics including sexual health and HIV/AIDS.

  • Sexual Health Evaluations External link opens in new window or tab.
    These reports evaluate the compliance of curricula with California laws regarding sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention education.
Questions:   Coordinated School Health and Safety Office | 916-319-0914
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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