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Section I - Basic facts about AIDS

The starting point for teaching about AIDS is to provide yourself with the basic facts about transmission and prevention. It takes little study to learn the few facts you need to teach the basics. Statistics are not necessary and may even be a hindrance as they divert attention from the real message.

Most people have at least a little knowledge of HIV/AIDS, but it is often clouded by incorrect information. Much of your teaching may involve dispelling myths and overcoming unnecessary fears.

his section will provide you with the basic facts you need to get started. The next and most important step, getting people to choose healthy behavior, may depend more on your creative efforts to make people act on their knowledge. Other parts of the manual offer some ideas for creative teaching.

Information in this section is from World Health Organization (WHO).