There is no cure for HIV/AIDS
HIV is spread through contact with the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, or breast milk of a person with HIV.
You can not get HIV/AIDS from hugging someone who has the virus
Call us for more information on testing sites near you 1-800-565-4255
The only way to know if you have HIV is by having a blood test
HIV+ means you have the human immunodeficiency virus
Don’t trust appearances. Even if your sexual partner looks “OK” and “clean”, you could still be at risk
75 % of those infected with chlamydia don’t know they are, the only way to know for sure is to get tested!!
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HIV is not a death sentence, please contact us for information on testing, treatment and support services near you
Hepatitis C is 100% preventable
Viral load of HIV in your blood means how many copies of the virus there is in your body
HIV medicines can reduce the risk of transmission of HIV.
The best preparation for tomorrow is to be your best today
HIV is 100% preventable
Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections are 100% preventable
Intravenous drug users who share needles are at a higher risk to get HIV than those who use a clean needle every time
Abstinence – not having sex
Belief is truth held in the mind, Faith is a fire in the heart
Don't share sex toys
Don't share needles or equipment for drug use - such as spoons, saucers, rigs, dollar bills, pipes etc. Doing so will increase your risk of contract and transmitting HIV and Hepatitis C
Change your thoughts and you change your world
There is a vaccine to protect you from contracting Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, call your Community Health Center for more information and to set up an appointment to receive the vaccination
STBBI's (Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections) are on the rise, condoms offer the best protection from STBBIs. For it to be effective, a condom must be used from start to finish of sexual intercourse.
You can get an anonymous HIV test, where your name is not mentioned and the results are only given to you.


Start Date: November 6th, 2017 - End date: August 24th, 2018


Full time - Term Position - Community Health Educator



To provide education and training regarding HIV/AIDS and related issues (Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections and Healthy Sexuality) in the Atlantic First Nations communities.  The Community Health Educator(s) is the face of HON in the community.  This employee travels to communities, partner agencies and events delivering workshops and training sessions developed by HON and tailored to local needs.


Education and Qualifications

·         degree in Health/Social or 4 years  education related experience plus 1 year experience in community based work


Skills & experience

·         Considerable knowledge and experience in dealing with issues related to HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections

I.e. substance abuse, family violence, mental health & child development

·         Extensive knowledge of issues related to First Nations in Atlantic Canada

·         Ability to be flexible and responsive to community concerns/needs

·         Ability to ‘translate’ materials from government and mainstream organizations for distribution to Atlantic First Nations communities and partner organizations

·         Excellent public speaking and group facilitation skills

·         Expectation of travel within Atlantic region on a regular basis

·         Diverse computer skills

·         Valid driver’s license required



·         Develop and Implement innovative strategies to transfer skills to Community Staff i.e. Community Health Rep’s facilitating AIDS 101 in their communities

·         Maintain up-to-date standardized workshops i.e. AIDS 101, Indigenous Cultural Competency, Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections, Hepatitis C, 2-spirit and healthy Relationships

·         Deliver on-going HIV/AIDS, HCV and STBBI education ensuring that each one of the communities and partner organizations in the Atlantic are visited once a year

·         Research and review new materials and manuals for usefulness within the HON office and for distribution to Atlantic First Nation communities and partner organizations

·         Development of new workshops relating to issues such as;  Parenting skills & talking about sexuality and STBBI’s

·         Development of new & effective training techniques/activities

·         Maintain and establish partnerships with community staff ie. CHRs & CHNs, coordinators in partner organizations, provincial counterparts in CBAOs

·         Representation and participation on committees related to HONs mandate based upon consultation with the Executive Director

·         Complete monthly and quarterly reports and submit to the Executive Director

·         Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality.


Preference will be given to Indigenous People Living with HIV/AIDS or an Indigenous person


Deadline to submit your resume and cover letter is November 1st at 4:00pm. Interviews will take place Friday, November 3rd, 2017. Term position Start date is November 6th, 2017.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.