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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 4. Care and support
View the document(introduction...)
View the document1 Who discriminates? - Definition and case studies
View the document2 The story of two communities - Two communities react differently to someone with AIDS
View the document3 Why compassion? - Explores reasons for compassion
View the document4 What could you do? - Compassion for two people with AIDS
View the document5 How to’s of care giving - Information on how to care for someone with AIDS
View the document6 How to keep yourself safe - Precautionary care for someone who is looking after someone with AIDS
View the document7 What do you know? - Two tests to determine what students know about caregiving
View the document8 Support for responsible behaviour - How to show support for someone who has made healthy decisions
View the document9 Compassion, tolerance and support - Showing support outside the classroom

5 How to’s of care giving - Information on how to care for someone with AIDS


Students may be living with a family member who has AIDS, or may know an HIV-infected person in their neighbourhood. It is important that they know how to give emotional and medical help to this person.

What the teacher does

1. Decide how to teach this activity:

a) Provide each student with an activity sheet and discuss the points made on the sheet. It might be important to have the students bring this sheet home to their parents (for parents who are helping someone with AIDS).

b) Read the points to the students (only one activity sheet needed).

2. You might ask if anyone in the class is caring for a person with AIDS. If so, they may be able to contribute valuable information and experiences.

3. You may invite a person with AIDS to talk to the class.

What should be done by parent(s)
(if a Parents’ Guide is used)

This activity is in the parents’ guide and students could read the ways of providing caregiving to their parents.

Invite a person with HIV or AIDS, or a relative, to talk to the class; it will be a profound experience for you and the students.