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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
View the document(introduction...)
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

5 You can’t get AIDS by... - Ways HIV is not transmitted


As well as knowing how HIV is transmitted, it is important to know how it is not transmitted. This reduces irrational fears about the disease.

What the teacher does

1. Decide how to teach this activity:

a) Hand out the activity sheet to the students and have them fill in the answers from the 12 pictures. Read with the students the information on the sheet.

b) Put the students in small groups. Provide one activity sheet for each group. As a group they will fill in the answers from the 12 pictures.

2. Discuss the right answers. These are:

1) Shaking hands
2) Coughing, sneezing
3) Kissing on cheek
4) Hugging
5) Using a telephone or drinking from a fountain
6) Using a toilet

7) Mosquito or any other insect bite
8) Eating or drinking from same glass or plate as an HIV-infected person
9) Swimming or bathing
10) Sharing a crowded bus
11) Looking after pets or animals
12) Wearing someone else’s clothes

3. Ask the students if they can think of other activities that they think will not transmit HIV. Others might be: holding hands, giving blood, sharing a towel, sharing combs, going to school with or touching someone with HIV.

What should be done by parent(s)
(if there is a parents’ guide)

The parents can fill in the 12 answers from the pictures of the parents’ guide. Parents and students can do the activity together.