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close this bookSchool Health Education to Prevent AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) : Teachers' Guide (UNESCO - WHO, 1994, 117 p.)
close this folderUnit 4. Care and support
View the document(introduction...)
View the document1 Who discriminates? - Definition and case studies
View the document2 The story of two communities - Two communities react differently to someone with AIDS
View the document3 Why compassion? - Explores reasons for compassion
View the document4 What could you do? - Compassion for two people with AIDS
View the document5 How to’s of care giving - Information on how to care for someone with AIDS
View the document6 How to keep yourself safe - Precautionary care for someone who is looking after someone with AIDS
View the document7 What do you know? - Two tests to determine what students know about caregiving
View the document8 Support for responsible behaviour - How to show support for someone who has made healthy decisions
View the document9 Compassion, tolerance and support - Showing support outside the classroom

6 How to keep yourself safe - Precautionary care for someone who is looking after someone with AIDS

Purpose

It is important for individuals who are caring for people with AIDS to know basic hygiene and home care to protect themselves from HIV.

What the teacher does

1. Decide how to teach this activity.

a) Provide an activity sheet for each student and have them follow the points as you read them. This would be a good activity sheet to send home with students for parents who might be caring for someone who has AIDS.

b) Read the points to the students (only one activity sheet needed).

2. Ask students to read the points under each heading.

What should be done by parent(s)
(if a Parents Guide is used)

This is an important activity for parents who are looking after someone with HIV or AIDS. They should be aware of the health precautions they need to take to remain healthy.