|School Health Education to Prevent AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) : Teachers' Guide (UNESCO - WHO, 1994, 117 p.)|
|Unit 1. Basic knowledge on HIV/AIDS/STD|
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
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 elses 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.