Cases of AIDS have been completely reported in 85 countries. It is estimated between five and twelve million people around the world now carry the ASSISTS virus and that as many as 90 million can become infected over the next ten years.
How can you become infected?
- sexual activity
Having another sexually transmitted disease such as syphilis, herpes or gonorrhea appears to make someone more susceptible to acquiring HIV infection during sex with an infected partner blood transfusions since November 1985 in Canada all blood and blood products are tested for HIV antibodies infection drug users by sharing needles or syringes with someone already infected during pregnancy, at birth or through breast feeding, an infected mother can pall the virus to her child
Symptoms may not show for 10 years after you become infected by the HIV virus.
A month or two after exposure to the virus there may be flu-like symptoms that may last a week to a month and is often mistaken for those of another viral infections. More persistent or severe symptoms that may not surface for a decade or more: swollen lymph glands recurrent fever, including night sweats rapid weight loss for no apparent reason constant fatigue diarrhea and diminished appetite white spots or unusual blemishes in the mouth
Abstain for sex, Have protected sex with latex condoms whenever having anal, oral or vaginal sex limit number of partners do not share needles
It is important to educate children for many reasons: 1. to reduce their fears about disease 2. to help delay the beginning of sexual activity to encourage the use of condoms and safer sex practices if children are already sexually active
There are many different aids you can use to help teach the children the facts >in AIDS:
Videos games visitor speakers quizzes papers sales pitches question and answer times
For more information like a future tutor contact:
Your neighborhood health unit or community health middle your local HELPS organization HELPS hotlines your doctor your family organizing clinic library
Be creative when training children about AIDS. They love to understand topics such as this if you place enjoyment inside the learning process. An example of a game title you can play that the children really enjoy is definitely the teacher browsing out concerns, multiple decision, true and false and so forth and the kids responding simply by putting up their hand, the first hand the teacher perceives raised can easily answer problem and if it is correct they are really awarded with a prize ( a candies for example). You could divide the class up into groups to make that a fun competitive game. You may play various games like this that the kids enjoy, and are also learning concurrently, BE INNOVATIVE!