(DVD), 2004, Grades 7-College, HRM, 23-minutes
This DVD reviews the latest information on HIV while explaining precautionary measures that help to lower the risk of HIV infection. It also answers frequently asked questions about this most lethal of STDs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one-fourth of the approximately 900,000 HIV-infected people in the U.S. are not aware that they are infected. Since the progression of the disease-and the risk of spreading it to others-is greatly dependent upon swift response and treatment, there is a great need for young people to get information about their HIV status as quickly as possible.
The Teacher’s Resource Book includes activities to help students consider whether their own behaviors are putting them at risk of infection and provides fact sheets to remind students of the dangers of this deadly virus.