Sexual Health Awareness through Peer Education

SHAPE is a group of trained and knowledgeable college students and people living with HIV who provide sexual health workshops and outreach for youth and young adults with a focus on college students. Peer (college student) Educators are trained in prevention education about pregnancy, STIs/HIV, and healthy relationships.  HIV (people living with HIV) Educators focus on sharing their stories. Find us on Facebook:

Kachina Kudroff, (205)996-4119,  


Interested in becoming a SHAPE Educator?

All interested Peer Educators (current college students) should enroll in the SHAPE Peer Education Course CHHS 427 (undergraduate students) / CHHS 527 (graduate students) offered in the Fall and Spring semesters on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:45pm at the UAB 1917 Clinic.

Peer Education flier with more information.

All interested HIV Educators (people living with HIV) please complete the application below and contact Kelly (, 205-934-9253) to schedule an interview. SHAPE invites HIV Educators to apply throughout the year. 

SHAPE HIV Educator Application (MS Word format)

What’s needed?

Good communication skills, responsibility, an open mind, flexibility, a team attitude, an interest in educating others, some knowledge in the area of sexual health, and a desire to learn more.

Once Peer Educators complete the class, they can continue as active SHAPE Educators as students or recent graduates. Educators plan and lead workshops and other outreach events (World AIDS Day, National HIV Testing Day, Sexual Responsibility Week, etc) as their schedule permits, but with a willingness to contribute an average of 2-8 hours per month. SHAPE Educators are also trained to conduct HIV Testing & Counseling using the OraQuick Rapid HIV Antibody Test.

SHAPE Educators will become volunteers of the UAB 1917 Clinic.