|Title||HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Guide for African Communities|
|Author||Institute of Cultural Affairs|
|Content Language||English (en)|
|Date Of Publication||2004|
|Description||This field guide, which is downloadable in two parts, is intended for use by community HIV/AIDS educators to assist them in talking with their neighbours about HIV/AIDS prevention and management – as such this is also a useful guide for lay educators. The guide is broken down into fifteen lessons on HIV/AIDS prevention and the care of those affected. It is used by trained community HIV/AIDS educators on eight projects of the African HIV/AIDS Prevention Initiative of the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA). Each lessons is designed to answer questions people may have about HIV/AIDS and forms the basis for discussion about the importance of the information for the life of an individual, a family or a community. The lessons, which are based on “HIV, Health and Your Community” by Reuben Granich and Jonathan Mermin, cover the following questions:|
Each lesson tries to emphasise four major points with accompanying illustrations to share with individuals and families, as well as suggested corresponding interactive conversation and optional activities for larger groups.
- Why do we need to fight HIV/AIDS?
- What is HIV? What is AIDS?
- What are the symptoms of HIV/AIDS?
- How is HIV/AIDS spread?
- How can I avoid being affected with HIV/AIDS?
- How can I practice safer sex?
- Does choosing safer sex conflict with common practice?
- Why are women at greater risk?
- How does the HIV test work?
- How can I have HIV/AIDS and live a healthy life?
- How can we care for someone with AIDS?
- What should a person with HIV/AIDS eat?
- What medical treatment is available for HIV/AIDS?
- How can the community respond to HIV/AIDS?
- What have we learned about defeating the epidemic?
|Number of Pages||32 pp|
|Edition||Africa HIV/AIDS Prevention Initiative|
|Keywords|| HEALTH, HIV/AIDS|