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close this bookWHO Information Series on School Health - Document 6 - Preventing HIV/AIDS/STI and Related Discrimination: An Important Responsibility of Health-Promoting Schools (UNAIDS - UNESCO - WHO, 1999, 59 p.)
close this folder2. CONVINCING OTHERS THAT PREVENTING HIV/STI AND RELATED DISCRIMINATION THROUGH SCHOOLS IS AN URGENT PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE
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View the document2.1 Argument: For better or worse, schools play a significant role in the HIV pandemic
View the document2.2 Argument: HIV infection is in pandemic proportion
View the document2.3 Argument: HIV/AIDS is affecting millions of young people
View the document2.4 Argument: HIV infection is a chronic disease that affects the physical, psychological and social well-being of individuals who are infected, their peers, families and community members
View the document2.5 Argument: Schools need to provide HIV education along with education about sexuality, reproductive health, life skills, substance use and other important health education issues
View the document2.6 Argument: Schools need to educate community members and work with them to determine the most appropriate and effective ways to prevent HIV infection among young people
View the document2.7 Argument: Policies and curricula can provide highly visible opportunities to demonstrate a commitment to equity, gender and human rights