ERIC Number: ED332986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Adolescents, AIDS and HIV: A Community-Wide Responsibility.
Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
This report explores policy initiatives, priorities, and plans of action recommended to policymakers with respect to a commitment to education for youth on prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Young people with AIDS/HIV infection, can be offered compassion, hope, and support. Uninfected adolescents must be provided with accurate information about AIDS/HIV and with skills to make healthy decisions in order to prevent HIV infection. This report is both a resource and a challenge, directed to local communities, to create a national campaign on adolescents, AIDS, and HIV. The information in the report is intended to help program planners, educators, and policymakers develop an effective community response to the HIV epidemic. The report is divided into 6 sections: (1) identifying and naming an epidemic; (2) adolescents, AIDS, and HIV; (3) goals of HIV prevention; (4) information for HIV prevention; (5) delivering the message; and (6) HIV education: a shared community responsibility. Forty references and 68 organizational resources are listed. (LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Communicable Diseases, Community Planning, Disease Control, Drug Education, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Health Promotion, Policy Formation, School Community Programs, Secondary Education, Sex Education
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Center for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
Note: This report summarizes the material presented at three national meetings on Adolescents, AIDS, and HIV sponsored by the Center for Population Options (April 1987, 1988, 1989).