The rate of HIV infection in teenagers continues to grow. There are approximately 2 teenagers every hour infected with HIV in the United States. Multiple sexual partners, sharing drug needles, and unprotected sex are some of the high-risk behaviors that have lead to the HIV epidemic. Unfortunately, most teens infected with HIV have one major thing in common: a lack of awareness about how the disease is transmitted. To parents, caregivers, and educators, please empower youth with knowledge, awareness, and understanding. It’s important to help youth understand the consequences of the decisions they choose to make.
Let’s start with education and awareness, and stop the spread of HIV.
Remember, PLAY IT SAFE!
The desire to reduce pain and suffering of children and empower youth to be the best they can be is what inspired Karl A. Floyd to create his Professor Gulu stories and the Cerebrophonic music series.
With a focus on increasing youth coping skills, safety awareness, self-esteem, judgment and decision-making abilities, Professor Gulu’s learning series has become a powerful tool to help gauge youth progress towards emotional maturity. In addition, the series will help parents and guardians learn effective communication skills and develop insight and understanding on complex issues that affect youth development.
A resident of Fort Bend County, Texas, Karl lives with his wife and business partner, Ann Branch-Floyd, and develops educational and therapeutic resources that support healthy community development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, University Park, and works as a behavioral healthcare professional. Karl is a former Statewide Health Coordinating Council Member with the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions (2004-2010) and is licensed in Texas as a professional counselor. In addition, he is certified as a Fellow and Diplomate with the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians.