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close this bookSchool Health Education to Prevent AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) : Teachers' Guide (UNESCO - WHO, 1994, 117 p.)
close this folderUnit 1. Basic knowledge on HIV/AIDS/STD
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View the document1 HIV/AIDS/STD basic questions and answers - What is HIV/AIDS/STD?
View the document2 Looking into AIDS - Fun test on HIV/AIDS/STD
View the document3 HIV/AIDS/STD - What do they mean? - Definitions of HIV/AIDS/STD
View the document4 How a person gets HIV - Information on transmission
View the document5 You can’t get AIDS by... - Ways HIV is not transmitted
View the document6 What do you believe? - Short test on transmission
View the document7 What would you do? - Case studies on transmission
View the document8 What is your risk? - Evaluating risk behaviours
View the document9 Are you at risk (part 1)
View the documentAre you at risk (part 2)
View the documentAre you at risk (part 3) - Evaluating risk behaviours and accumulated risks
View the document10 Protect yourself against AIDS - Information sheet on protection
View the document11 Dear Doctor Sue - Letters on protection
View the document12 Which is safer? - Evaluating ways of protection
View the document13 What happens with HIV infection? - Information on signs and symptoms
View the document14 How do you know if you have HIV/AIDS? - Case studies on signs and symptoms
View the document15 Testing for HIV - Basic information on testing
View the document16 Test: What you know about testing - Short test on testing for HIV
View the document17 AIDS help - Who? Where? - Where help can be found
View the document18 You be the doctor - Case studies on drug use
View the document19 Are you a responsible person? - Behavioural intent questions on personal responsibility

1 HIV/AIDS/STD basic questions and answers - What is HIV/AIDS/STD?


To present basic information about HIV/AIDS/STD. Students need to be familiar with the terms that will be used in the rest of the programme and understand why the programme is important to them. Teachers will get a clear idea of the level of knowledge, attitudes and possibly some of the fears of their students.

What the teacher does

This lesson could be developed in a number of ways:

1. Provide copies for each student, read the questions and the answers and provide additional explanation on new words.

2. Eight students ask one question each and the teacher responds to each question with the correct answer.

3. Leave the answers to each question blank and have the students provide the answers which they write into the spaces. This can be done individually, in groups or as a class activity.

4. The teacher could read each question and ask students for the answers.

Additional information

Since there may be additional questions from students when you do this activity, it would be important to read Questions on HIV/AIDS/STD in this guide.