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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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View the documentWhat is your risk?
Open this folder and view contentsAre you at risk?
View the documentProtect yourself against AIDS
View the documentDear Doctor Sue
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View the documentYou be the doctor
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You be the doctor

Why?

HIV can also be spread through needles used for injecting drugs. It is important to know how to protect yourself from getting HIV in this way.

How?

For each of the situations below provide the person with advice from the “Doctor’s bag”. Use different advice for each case.


Doctor’s bag

1 Aloha is 16 and was invited to a marriage celebration. There was free alcohol. She had never had much alcohol before but it was hot so she had four or five drinks. She met a young man at the party and he seduced her into having sex. Afterwards, she felt guilty and ashamed that she had been used.

2 Jahoa is 17 and lives in the streets since he ran away from home. He has been using injecting drugs (cocaine) for a short time but has never shared needles with others. Today, however, he needs the drugs, but does not have any needles. The health centre is close by and he wonders if they can help him.

a) Advice_____________________________
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b) Why?______________________________
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a) Advice_____________________________
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b) Why?______________________________
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3 John joins a group of schoolmates in a back street. They are drinking alcohol and “shooting up” with injecting drugs. The needle comes to John and they are pressuring him to use it. He has never used injecting drugs and has heard that shared needles have small amounts of blood left in the needle. He has heard that the blood could contain HIV that could be spread.

4 Jillana has been using injecting needles for three years now and can’t stop (she is addicted). She has some drugs but no needle. A friend lends her a needle but she hesitates because she has heard about dirty needles and AIDS.

a) Advice_____________________________
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b) Why?______________________________
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a) Advice_____________________________
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b) Why?______________________________
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