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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

15 Testing for HIV - Basic information on testing


Basic information about testing may be needed by some students.

What the teacher does

1. Decide how to teach this activity:

a) Have a peer leader or student read the questions by Marie. The teacher responds as Dr Matago.

b) The teacher reads both the questions and answers or attempts to obtain answers from the students.

c) Two students or peer leaders read the questions and the answers.

2. A pause should occur after each question and answer to allow students to ask additional questions.

3. The follow-up test (activity 16) should be given to students to test their attention and understanding (if there is enough time).

Additional preparation

· It is important that you read the section When Should One Be Tested for HIV? included in section 7 of this guide.

· Teachers should be prepared to answer questions about testing facilities and practices in their local area, and what to do if counselling and/or testing are not available.