ERIC Number: ED289447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Facts about AIDS. A Special NEA "Higher Education Advocate" Report.
Wechsler, Harold, Ed.
Higher Education Advocate, v4 n13 Aug 31 1987
Information about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is presented to alert National Education Association educators to behaviors that place people at risk for AIDS. The material was prepared by the Public Health Service. Topics include: sexual transmission, transmission from injected blood, transmission during pregnancy, groups at greatest risk for AIDS infection, the geographic distribution of reported AIDS cases, whether AIDs is spread through casual contact, AIDS prevention, the risk for heterosexuals, how children get AIDs and whether they can contract it from friends or schoolmates, suggestions for persons at increased risk of AIDS infection, suggestions for persons with a positive antibody test, how AIDS compares with other sexually transmitted diseases, how education can help stop AIDS, symptoms of AIDS, the length of time after infection with the AIDS virus that AIDS can occur, AIDS diagnosis, a laboratory test that detects AIDS virus antibodies, AIDS risk and blood donation, AIDS treatment, the nature of the AIDS virus, organisms that cause AIDS, AIDS prevention and education programs, AIDS testing of students, admission of students with AIDS, and employees with AIDS. Books and videotapes about AIDS and AIDS hotlines are identified. (SW)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Disease Control, Disease Incidence, Health Education, High Risk Persons, Higher Education, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.