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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

8 What is your risk? - Evaluating risk behaviours


Students will become more familiar with risk behaviours by classifying them as: No Risk; Low Risk; High Risk. They also need to evaluate their personal level of susceptibility based on their own risk behaviours.

What the teacher does

1. Decide how to teach this activity:

a) Hand out an activity sheet to each student and have them follow the instructions (you may have to clarify the three categories of risk).

b) Write each activity on the blackboard and have students discuss. Then you write NR, LR, HR next to each activity (no hand-out sheets are required). Place the continuum for “What is your risk” on the blackboard and let students visualize where they would put their “X”. DO NOT HAVE THEM WRITE THEIR ANSWERS ON PAPER OR ON THE BLACKBOARD.

c) Select two teams and two captains (peer leaders) - give one sheet to each - team 1 has questions 1 to 8 and team 2 has 9 to 16. Team captains read each activity and then take a vote - the winner is the team with the most correct answers. Have students draw the continuum for “What is your risk” on a sheet of paper and then decide where they are on the continuum. Do not let them write in their “X” - ask them to think about where they would put it.

2. Give the students the correct answers, and make sure that students place the correct answers in their sheets.

1) NR Using toilets in a public washroom

2) NR Touching or comforting someone living with AIDS

3) HR Having sex without a condom

4) LR Having oral sex (without semen in the mouth)

5) NR Kissing (dry kissing)

6) HR Having sex using the same condom more than once

7) HR Sharing needles for injection drug use

8) NR Swimming with an HIV-infected person

9) HR Sharing needles for ear piercing or tattooing

10) NR Abstaining from sexual intercourse

11) NR Going to school with an HIV-infected person

12) HR Cutting the skin with a knife used by others

13) NR Being bitten by a mosquito

14) NR Giving blood

15) LR Having sex using a condom properly

16) NR Eating food prepared by an HIV-infected person

3. Answers for “What is your risk?” are private and need not be discussed.

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

Review the activity with their child (if each student has his/her own activity sheet).