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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

2 Looking into AIDS - Fun test on HIV/AIDS/STD


This test can be used as an activity by itself or as a review of Student Activity 1 - Unit 1. It can provide a quick evaluation of how much the students already know about HIV/AIDS/STD.

What the teacher does

1. Read the “Why?” and “How?” to the students.

2. Decide how to give the test:

a) Give each student a copy of the test.

b) Read the questions to the students and have them write the answers. Read out the meaning of their scores.

c) Divide the class into two teams - choose one person from each team to give the correct answer - one team gets the even questions and the other the odd ones. Time should be given for each team to come up with what they think the correct answer is. Scores for each team are added and then the teacher and students can look at what the scores mean (see Students’ Activities).

d) Make sure that students correct any wrong answers in their books.

3. Provide the answers for the students which are given below:

1) False AIDS is a number of diseases that invade the body because HIV is progressively destroying the body’s defenses (the immune system); AIDS is caused by HIV.

2) False It is HIV that damages the body’s immune system.

3) True It may be some time before a cure is developed. Some drugs can help to prevent opportunistic infections.

4) True Most people with AIDS will die within 6 months to 2 years after AIDS has developed.

5) False STD are sexually transmitted diseases - that is, diseases that are transmitted by sexual activity.

6) True Many people have HIV or STD and do not know it. The sad part is that they can pass the infections on to someone else without knowing it. Some STD can cause severe damage if left untreated.

7) False Since they are transmitted sexually or by using unclean needles, you can control these diseases by protecting yourself. These ways will be talked about later in the programme.

8) True There are more than 20 STD; gonorrhoea is one of the more common STD among young people.

9) False Women are slightly more vulnerable physiologically to HIV infection than men. Women are becoming infected at younger ages than men. This is partly because many young women marry or have sex with men older than themselves, who have already had a number of partners, and partly because of their biological vulnerability.

10) False Anyone can get HIV/AIDS/STD.

Additional information

Be prepared to answer additional questions when taking up the answers.