Help! HIV and AIDS - your questions answered

Learning & Teaching Materials
32p., illus., figs., tabs.
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Au secours! Le VIH et le sida: réponses à vos questions

This document is one of the "information books " in the HIV and AIDS series, developed by the Junior African Writers (JAWS). It is designed to provide information and raise key questions about the consequences of HIV and AIDS. The aim of the series is to empower young people, equipping them with the knowledge, attitudes, values and life skills they need to help them make positive choices and resist pressures. This booklet is intended for adolescents (11-15) and can be used as a reader to help teachers to introduce subject matter that is difficult to manage in classroom. The story conveys both the basic information about HIV and AIDS and the more psychosocial dimension of the pandemic affecting learners' lives (personal and social development). The book provides basic information on what HIV and AIDS are, where HIV and AIDS came from, how serious HIV and AIDS are, what are the cure and the treatment, what we can do to stop HIV and AIDS from spreading. It gives some advices and examples to follow in order to keep safe and to take the virus seriously being well informed and concerned. The author worked on many environmental and health education projects in southern Africa, and especially in Namibia, developing learner materials, national curricula and professional development courses for teachers. The glossary on page 31 and the index on page 32 are good tools to clarify the concepts.

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