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close this book Aids resource manual - A guide for teaching about AIDS in Thailand
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close this folder Section I - Basic facts about AIDS
View the document Aids background " Q & A
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View the document Questions about transmission " Q & A
View the document Infection in the work place and loss of income from illness " O & A
View the document AIDS and the family " Q & A
close this folder Section II - Teaching about AIDS
View the document 10 tips for talking about AIDS
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View the document Age-appropriate AIDS education guidelines
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close this folder Section III - Games and activities
View the document Activity 1: The basics of AIDS
View the document Activity 2: AIDS True/False test
View the document Activity 3: AIDS myth or fact game
View the document Activity 4: Vocabulary aid
View the document Activity 5: Take a stand
View the document Activity 6: Condom time bomb
View the document Activity 7: Other suggestions for activities with condoms
View the document Activity 8: Shaking STD's
View the document Activity 9: The immune system role play
View the document Activity 10: "I have AIDS" - A role play
View the document Activity 11: The AIDS risk game
View the document Activity 12: AIDS problem situations
View the document Activity 13: Eliminating barriers to individual AIDS prevention
View the document Activity 14: The story of four friends
View the document Activity 15: Tic-tac-toe
View the document Activity 16: Concentration
View the document Activity 17: AIDS and ladders
View the document Section IV - Resources
View the document Section V AIDS vocabulary
View the document Acknowledgements

10 tips for talking about AIDS

AIDS education is about living, not about dying.

1. DO assure people it is easy to avoid the AIDS virus by using safe behavior, and that everyday casual contact is safe even with HIV infected persons.

2. DO assure people that they don't need to be afraid of AIDS because the virus only spreads by blood or sexual fluids, i.e., by sharing needles, from infected mother to child, and by unsafe sex.

3. DO suggest that the best method for avoiding AIDS is to stay with one partner for life.

4. DO emphasize the importance of counselling and testing before marriage or before getting pregnant.

5. DO emphasize that testing by itself is not a guarantee of safety. Counselling and education about what the test means are an essential part of testing.

6. DO emphasize that there is no cure and no vaccine and neither is likely for at least 10 years, if then. Prevention is the only method.

7. DO emphasize the economic impact of AIDS. If father or mother has AIDS and die, who will support and care for the family? Who will grow the rice?

8. DO learn the difference between an HIV infected person and a person with AIDS and use the appropriate term.

9. DO use sensitive wording which respects the humanness of all people, e.g., Commercial Service Worker instead of prostitute. Words influence behavior.

10. DO emphasize that an HIV infected person can live a rewarding life. AIDS is not a death sentence.