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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
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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
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16 Test: What you know about testing - Short test on testing for HIV


This activity will help students recall information and understand concepts about testing.

What the teacher does

1. Decide how to teach this activity.

a) Provide each student with an activity sheet and have them do the test individually or in small groups.

b) Put column B on the blackboard and read each statement from column A. Have students select the correct response (only one sheet needed).

c) Place column A and B on the blackboard and have students do the activity individually or in small groups (only one sheet needed).

Note: For any of the above methods, it is possible to divide the class into two or more teams and have them compete.

2. Discuss the answers (provided below).


The number of times you need to be tested in three months is:

G - twice

The test is accurate to:

I - 99 %

It is important to take the test so that you can:

J - tell your partners/F - not infect others

It is also important to take the test so that you will:

F - not infect others/J - tell your partners

The most common test for HIV is called:


When no one else is told about the test that means that it is:

H - confidential

If you have HIV, you will be given:

A - advice and help

You can get tested at:

C - health centre or hospital

The test for HIV looks for:

E - antibodies

To get the results you probably have to:

B - come back later

Additional preparation

Be sure to go over the answers before doing the test.