¿Cuánto Sabes? incorporates concepts from neurolinguistic programming (NLP) as its overarching framework, combining HIV and AIDS education with life skills as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). The program enables young peer educators to frame discussions of HIV transmission and prevention principles in ways that have maximum impact on their adolescent peers.
The program includes prevention techniques, stigma awareness, and discrimination alleviation, as well as cognitive and emotional skills like problem-solving, decision- making, critical thinking, and managing stress and emotions. Instead of lecturing about how one can contract HIV, the program allows for a discussion about the difference between HIV and AIDS, routes of transmission, risk reduction and prevention techniques, the rights of people with HIV, and ways to counteract the stigma of the disease. ¿Cuánto Sabes? initiates the important dialogue about all aspects of the disease, increasing awareness and compassion for those with HIV.
Additionally, ¿Cuánto Sabes? launched a specially designed training program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) teenagers in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, and Venezuela in 2011. Facilitators train LGBT youth who have expressed an interest in becoming youth leaders of HIV prevention and multiplying agents. The LGBT curriculum incorporates the basic concepts of the regular curriculum but has been expanded to include in-depth discussions of sexual diversity, gender-related violence, and political impact.