The goal of the Healthy Miners Sex Positive Peer Education program is to give students the information they need to make informed choices about how to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. It is also to teach students the skills they need to act on those healthy choices. Healthy Miner Peer Educators are health leaders on campus, empowering fellow UTEP students to make well-informed decisions about their sexual health and well being and positively influencing a healthy campus culture. Healthy Miner Peer Educators fulfill the program’s goal through receiving training, providing interactive and educational outreach activities such as presenting workshops to student groups, attending campus events and traveling around campus with the Live Well Hut to positively impact students; sexual health.
Being "Sex Positive" is where every touch is a wanted touch. It is when a person is sexually literate, comfortable and competent and more likely to make sexually healthy choices, including decisions concerning sexually risky behaviors ( Two Should Know Initiative Strategic Plan).
UNDERGRADUATE PEER EDUCATORS
Mary K. Gallegos
GRADUATE PEER EDUCATORS