ERIC Number: ED401257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Responding to HIV and AIDS. A Special Publication for NEA Members.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Health Information Network.
The primary goal of this handbook is to provide basic information about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It incorporates information on different facets of the HIV pandemic drawn from various sources. Section one addresses facts about the transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and how the virus is spread. The second section provides a description of the HIV antibody testing process. Section three outlines proper methods for handling body fluids when someone becomes injured or ill during the school day. Section four offers concrete suggestions on how to help infected people. The final section discusses the processes of grief and mourning that people may experience at the death of a loved one. Resources provided include national hotlines, state HIV education contacts, national HIV education programs, publications, online resources, videotapes, and special events. (ND)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Grief, Health Education, Health Materials, Higher Education, Public Health, Secondary Education, Viruses
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Center for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Health Information Network.