SAFE LIFE STYLES ASSO.PROF. JAYASHREE AJITH P.G.COLLEGE OF NURSING, GWALIOR
LIFE SKILLS FOR HIV/AIDS PREVENTION Behaviour changes remains the key to slowing the spread of HIV /AIDS .Even as population grow individuals are same in the risk .Because they lack Skill Motivation Access to needed services Commodities for self protection.
HEALTHY LIFE STYLES “LEARN HOW TO LEAD HEALTHIER, SAFER LIFE STYLES & AVOID HIV INFECTION”
BEHAVIOUR CHANGE Develop capacity for sustainable behaviour changes.
BEHAVIOUR CHANGE Knowledge of HIV tranmission and prevention. Understanding of how HIV/AIDS impact in their life. Personal risk perception and motivation to act. Psychological skill problem solving and negotiation. Technical skill. Supportive environment. Ability to access to services and supplies.
Healthy living seeks to develop capacity forsustainable behaviour change.
LIFE BEHAVIOUR OF SEXUALLYHEALTHY ADULTAppreciate once own body.Develop & Maintain Meaningful relationship.Avoid Exploitative & manipulative relationships.Communicate effectively with family peer & partner.Use Contraception effectively to avoid unintended pregnancy.Prevent sexual abuse.Reject stereotypes about the sexuality of diverse population.
LIFE SKILL FOR BEHAVIOUR CHANGE Critical thinking. Negotiation. Self esteem. Respecting of others. Avoidance of situation and behaviour that place them at risk of HIV.
Promoting healthyliving in schools Incorporate life skill based HIV/AIDS prevention education in primary,secondary schools and university.
HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTAND PRACTICES “School community model approach to make a healthy environment in school”
LIFE SKILLS OUT OF SCHOOLLocal committes forprotection and care ofchildren to bring lifeskills educationinformation to streetchildren ,childrenfrom poor families.
YOUTH PEER EDUCATIONParticipatory appraisal in their peer educationefforts for HIV/AIDS or drugs abuse.
FRIENDS TELL TO FRIENDSPopular life skills Basedpeer education curriculam
KEEPING UP TO DATE Prioritize the role of drugs ,alcohol in risk behaviour change. Reproductive health. Promoting use of condom. Promoting acceptance , care and support system. Knowledge of services.
UPDATE KNOWLEDGE TIME TO TIMEPrevention programme needed to respondquickly to emerging spread of HIV /AIDS andchanging pattern in youth behaviour.
LIFE SKILL MEDIA Incorporate the life skill approach from comic to national mass media (t.v,radio,magzine).
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE"Follow right path way”
SAFETY & PREVENTION OF HIV FORHEALTH CARE WORKERSApplied universally in caring for all patientsHandwashingDecontamination of equipment & devices.Use & disposal of needles & sharps safely (no recapping).Wearing protective items.Prompt cleaning up of Blood & Body fluid spills.System for safe collection of waste & disposal.
Awareness among Health Professionalsregarding Infection Control Policies.Ongoing Training to built skills in safehandling of equipment & materials.Mointoring & Evaluation of practices.
SAFE WORK PRACTICESTo Reduce Occupational risks:Assess High Risk Situation & Areas.Develop Safety Standards & Protocols.Orient New Staff to Safety protocols.Provide Ongoing Staff Education & Supervision.Develop protocols for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis.