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close this book Aids resource manual - A guide for teaching about AIDS in Thailand
close this folder Section III - Games and activities
View the document Activity 1: The basics of AIDS
View the document Activity 2: AIDS True/False test
View the document Activity 3: AIDS myth or fact game
View the document Activity 4: Vocabulary aid
View the document Activity 5: Take a stand
View the document Activity 6: Condom time bomb
View the document Activity 7: Other suggestions for activities with condoms
View the document Activity 8: Shaking STD's
View the document Activity 9: The immune system role play
View the document Activity 10: "I have AIDS" - A role play
View the document Activity 11: The AIDS risk game
View the document Activity 12: AIDS problem situations
View the document Activity 13: Eliminating barriers to individual AIDS prevention
View the document Activity 14: The story of four friends
View the document Activity 15: Tic-tac-toe
View the document Activity 16: Concentration
View the document Activity 17: AIDS and ladders

Activity 3: AIDS myth or fact game


• To evaluate target groups' knowledge about AIDS. To spark discussion about AIDS

Target Group:

• Secondary students and adults


• Myth or Fact Sheet, small box


• Copy the Myth or Fact Sheet and cut out each of the statements. Place the slips of paper in a cardboard box.


• Divide the group into 2 teams.

• The first participant draws a slip of paper from the box and reads the statement to him/herself.

• The participant then states aloud either "MYTH" or "FACT" and proceeds to read the statement aloud so that the facilitator and rest of the group can judge whether he/she is correct.

• Teams alternate choosing questions until time is up or the questions are all read.

• The team with the most correct answers wins.


• You may not wish to use all of the questions. Select those which seem most appropriate to the age level and maturity of the group.


• The group may generate additional questions to be used.

AIDS Myth or Fact Game

Facilitator's Key










10. MYTH

11. MYTH

12. FACT

13. MYTH

14. FACT

15. FACT

16. MYTH

17. MYTH

18. MYTH

19. MYTH

20. MYTH

21. FACT

22. MYTH

23. MYTH

From The Ohio Public Schools AIDS Manual


1. A person can get AIDS from sitting next to a person who has it.

2. A person can get AIDS by having sex with a Commercial Sex Worker.

3. An unborn child can get AIDS if his/her mother is infected.

4. Insects like bedbugs and cockroaches can be AIDS carriers and give it to people.

5. If a mosquito bites a person with AIDS the next person it bites may get AIDS.

6. Men with AIDS may sexually transmit it to women.

7. You can get AIDS by using a phone which was just used by someone with AIDS.

8. You can get AIDS if a person with AIDS coughs or sneezes near you.

9. You can get AIDS from a toilet seat.

10. If you kiss a person with AIDS on the cheek, you can get the disease.

11. You can get AIDS by drinking from the same glass as a person who has it.

12. You can get AIDS by having oral sex with a man who has it.

13. If a person with AIDS cries and his/her tears touch you, you can get AIDS.

14. It is safest to avoid having a blood transfusion.

15. Persons who have sex with many different people are at risk of getting AIDS.

16. You can get AIDS by eating food which is cooked by someone who has AIDS.

17. You can get AIDS from swimming pools.

18. You are likely to get AIDS if you sleep in the same bed as someone with AIDS without having sexual intercourse.

19. You can get AIDS by hugging a person who has it.

20. Children can get AIDS by sitting next to or playing ball with a student who has AIDS.

21. A person can get AIDS by having sexual intercourse with an infected person.

22. Brothers and sisters of children with AIDS usually also get AIDS.

23. Doctors and nurses who treat AIDS patients often get AIDS as well.