| Aids resource manual - A guide for teaching about AIDS in Thailand |
|How to use the AIDS resource manual|
|Section I - Basic facts about AIDS|
|Aids background " Q & A|
|AIDS and HIV infection " Q & A|
|Transmission, prevention and cure " Q & A|
|Questions about transmission " Q & A|
|Infection in the work place and loss of income from illness " O & A|
|AIDS and the family " Q & A|
|Section II - Teaching about AIDS|
|10 tips for talking about AIDS|
|5 Techniques to Avoid|
|Some hints on talking to children about AIDS|
|Communicating with Children|
|Age-appropriate AIDS education guidelines|
|How to use a condom|
|Tips for using condoms|
|Instructions for cleaning IV drug works|
|Section III - Games and activities|
|Activity 1: The basics of AIDS|
|Activity 2: AIDS True/False test|
|Activity 3: AIDS myth or fact game|
|Activity 4: Vocabulary aid|
|Activity 5: Take a stand|
|Activity 6: Condom time bomb|
|Activity 7: Other suggestions for activities with condoms|
|Activity 8: Shaking STD's|
|Activity 9: The immune system role play|
|Activity 10: "I have AIDS" - A role play|
|Activity 11: The AIDS risk game|
|Activity 12: AIDS problem situations|
|Activity 13: Eliminating barriers to individual AIDS prevention|
|Activity 14: The story of four friends|
|Activity 15: Tic-tac-toe|
|Activity 16: Concentration|
|Activity 17: AIDS and ladders|
|Section IV - Resources|
|Section V AIDS vocabulary|
"When people laugh they remember," says Khun Mechai Viravaidya. Khun Mechai, Chairman of Population and Community Development Association (PDA), is known for helping people remember the messages of AIDS prevention by using a lighthearted, humorous approach to teaching a serious subject.
Try a similar approach yourself and you will find few people sleeping in your sessions. Alternate presentations with games and interaction. Give your students a chance to teach each other through peer teaching, role play and plenty of question and answer time.
Caution: Be sure the fun doesn't completely hide the message. Before playing a game tell the audience what message the game demonstrates. After the game, ask. participants what they learned.
Most of the activities in this manual indicate a target audience. If your audience differs, think of ways you can modify the activity to fit the audience.
Activities included here were created or modified by AIDS Peace Corps Volunteers unless otherwise noted.
Good luck and have fun.