ERIC Number: ED340151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
HIV Prevention Education for Exceptional Youth: Why HIV Prevention Education Is Important. ERIC Digest #E507.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
This digest summarizes available information on the importance of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) prevention education efforts for students with disabilities. The digest notes these students' increased risk of HIV infection due to their lack of knowledge, misinformation, poor social skills, low self-esteem, poor judgement, and tendency to let others control them. Estimates of the numbers of special education students with various handicaps receiving HIV prevention education are provided. The purposes of HIV prevention education are outlined, and the importance of focusing on the linkage of personal behavior to HIV infection is stressed. Includes five references and six resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Communicable Diseases, Disabilities, Disease Control, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Promotion, Prevention, Public Health, Teaching Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid, product no. E-507).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.