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close this bookSchool Health Education to Prevent AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) : Students' Activities (UNESCO - WHO, 1994, 79 p.)
close this folderUnit 1: Basic Knowledge on HIV/AIDS/STD
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Which is safer?


It is important for you to know ways that you can protect yourself from HIV/STD. It is also necessary to know that some ways of protecting yourself are better than others.


1. Read and discuss with your teacher possible ways to protect yourself in “Protection against HIV/STD”.

2. Then, in the “Method” column of the table below, write the method that is most safe at the top. Then put the second most safe, etc., down to the least safe method.

3. In the “Problem” column, list any problems with the method that might cause a person to get HIV.

Protection against HIV/STD

Reduce the number of sexual partners

Know the other person’s sexual history

Show affection without having sexual intercourse (petting, kissing, touching)

Have only one sexual partner

Abstain from sexual intercourse

Use a condom every time you have sex

Get tested for HIV