ERIC Number: ED308581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
AIDS and Adolescents: The Time for Prevention Is Now.
Haffner, Debra W.
Due to indiscriminate experimentation with drugs and sex, teens are increasingly at risk of contracting AIDS. Goals of prevention include reducing the panic and misinformation surrounding the disease, helping teenagers delay sexual intercourse, ensuring condom use, and preventing I.V. drug use. AIDS prevention as a shared responsibility includes schools, religious organizations, youth service agencies, programs for parents, health provision, and condom distribution. Recommendations for AIDS education programs for youth deal with AIDS transmission and self-protection, adolescent-posed challenges for AIDS prevention, leader selection, teen involvement in AIDS education, educational materials selection, suggestions to leaders of programs, teens' rights and responsibilities concerning self-control, and condom instructions. Recommendations for building community support include: education; building a community advisory committee; parent involvement; teen involvement; values; commitment and organization of program; and preparation for opposition. A list of additional sources of information is provided. (42 references) (KM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Behavior Change, Community Cooperation, Community Education, Contraception, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Prevention, Secondary Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Publications, Center for Population Options, 1012 14th Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.