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close this bookAIDS Resource Manual - A Guide for Teaching about AIDS in Thailand (Peace Corps, 1993, 83 p.)
close this folderSection II - Teaching about AIDS
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View the document10 tips for talking about AIDS
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View the documentSome hints on talking to children about AIDS
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View the documentAge-appropriate AIDS education guidelines
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5 Techniques to Avoid

1. AVOID talking about high risk groups, e.g., commercial service workers, IV drug users, farangs, gays, instead, focus on high risk behavior. AIDS is a disease of all people.

2. AVOID focusing on the possible origin of AIDS. It dilutes the message.

3. AVOID using statistics or use sparingly. Emphasize life, family.

4. AVOID giving the same message to all people. Tailor your message to the audience. There are many important messages that are not about sex and drugs.

5. AVOID lecturing. Make it fun and participatory.