XVIII International AIDS Conference

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Regional virtual technology in HIV prevention in the military and police, Innovative strategies

M. Tavarez1, B. Gloria2, F. Blas2, N. Gomez2, M.P. Ferreira Diaz2, C. Fernandez3, C. Raquel4, J. Ramos3

1FF.AA, DGCM y SM de las FFAA/COPRECOS LAC, Santo Domingo. D.N, Dominican Republic, 2FLACSO, Argentina, Argentina, 3COPRECOS LAC, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 4UNFPA, Panama, Panama

Issues: Through a regional agreement between COPREC LAC, the Department of Gender, Society and Policies of FLACSO (Argentina) under the auspices of UNFPA develops a Training Workshop on innovative strategies for prevention of HIV / AIDS in the armed forces and police of Latin America and Caribbean
Description: This process of Survey, conducted the first quarter of 2009, articulated three stages: identifying the needs and demands of training, analysis of information collected and developing a proposal for training. The diagnostic instruments are used to find information were interviews with references and an electronic questionnaire that was answered by 56 members of COPREC LAC from 13 countries. The survey warned the novelty of virtual education as a new tool in the military and police culture has not yet incorporated the full potential of this mode of learning but evaluated the benefits that it brings with it in terms of lower costs and higher accessibility to participants from different regions. Aim of the Introductory Module was currently reviewing the actions of HIV / AIDS in the military and PN in Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the gender perspective, promotion of human rights and sexual and reproductive health.
First stage was aimed at:
  • Provide testing of e-learning
  • Stimulate exchanges of experience
  • Provide expert information, content and updated bibliography.
Virtual methodology was a specially designed platform, a duration of 7 weeks combining activities: Individual reading interactive document, 6 Forum and experts readingo literature
Lessons learned:
  • Virtual strategy is effective in military and police
  • For HIV prevention approaches requires their identities and that, paradoxically, make them more vulnerable to the epidemic.
  • Empowerment military women to protect themselves is still pending agenda.
  • Big capacity for learning in virtual contexts.
Next steps:
  • Workshop attendance
  • Resources innovative methodology in HIV prevention


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