ERIC Number: ED399227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
AIDS Prevention Guide. The Facts about HIV Infection and AIDS. Putting the Facts to Use.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Many teenagers engage in behaviors that increase their risk of becoming infected with HIV. This document is a compilation of information about AIDS and HIV Infection, and provides suggestions for parents and other adults in discussing AIDS/HIV with young people. Basic facts are outlined, including what AIDS is and how HIV infection causes AIDS; how one can and cannot become infected with HIV; and answers to common questions young people have about AIDS. Tips and suggestions for how to talk with young people about HIV infection and AIDS in general are provided. Specific sections focus on how to discuss AIDS/HIV with younger children (late elementary and middle school age) and teenagers (junior and senior high school students), and what information is necessary and appropriate for each age level. Finally, suggestions are made for joining in community response to this issue and where to go for further information and assistance. (ND)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.