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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

17 AIDS help - Who? Where? - Where help can be found

Friends, teacher or counsellor, family, religious leader, medical centre, STD or health clinic, AIDS hot line


Information on help sources for HIV/AIDS/STD is essential for young people. Some students may develop AFRAIDS (acute fear regarding AIDS) and may need help and counselling.

What the teacher does

1. Decide how to teach this activity.

a) Pass out the activity sheet to each student and have them work individually, in pairs or in small groups to provide the answers to the four situations.

b) Read each situation to the students and ask them the questions. If they don’t know the answers, provide the information for them.

Note: In some cases, the answers for all four situations will be the same.

2. Be sure, before doing this activity, to identify the sources of help in your own community.

Additional preparation

Be sure to find sources of help if they are not available in your community (i.e. the nearest source of help; informed people in the community).