Positive Peer Prevention (P3)  

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Reducing the spread of HIV and STIs, and encouraging healthy relationships among high-risk youth.

P3 educates Arizona youth about the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), as well as establishing healthy relationships. The P3 curriculum was developed 13 years ago by Barb Brados, a mother who lost her young son to AIDS.

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“I THOUGHT I WAS PROTECTING MYSELF, BUT NOW I KNOW I WASN’T. THIS PRESENTATION MAY HAVE SAVED MY LIFE.
THANK YOU!”

Maria, Age 16

Topics Covered

The one- to two-hour P3 curriculum is presented to students in middle and high schools, after school programs and other youth-based organizations. The program is flexible, allowing it to be adapted to fit varying time frames and group sizes, including small group settings, classrooms and school assemblies. The curriculum includes education about:

  • 1) The modes of HIV and other STD transmission,

  • 2) Prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs, and

  • 3) Life skills training designed to help students negotiate relationships, identify and build healthy relationships, develop assertiveness and positive communication skills, and reduce risky behaviors. 

State Approval

P3 has been approved by the Arizona Department of Education. The program’s effectiveness lies in its use of HIV/STD education combined with education about communication skills, assertiveness, and healthy relationships. Southwest Center has also partnered with the Material Review Committee of the Arizona Department of Education to create and authorize the curriculum for P3 and other sexual health-related programs.


Want to Spread the Knowledge?

Please contact us at 602.307.5330 to schedule a Positive Peer Prevention (P3) session for your school or youth group.