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HIV/AIDS Education Resources

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Background Information

These education resources include background information, lesson ideas, and events and awards. Website
This website provides a breadth of information, including HIV/AIDS Basics (prevention, diagnosis, and staying healthy with HIV/AIDS), Federal Resources, and Using New Media. “The State and Future of HIV/AIDS” Webinar
On June 15, 2011, hosted a webinar/conference call with key government leaders who provided an update on where we are with the HIV epidemic and where we are going. The webinar, question and answer session, and slides are all accessible online.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV/AIDS
As a part of its overall public health mission, CDC provides leadership in helping control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by working with community, state, national, and international partners.

This partnership seeks to help achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. The website includes fact sheets for regions around the world and is published in English, French, Spanish, and Russian.

World Health Organization: HIV/AIDS
This site provides general and technical information, multimedia, and publications.

TeensHealth: How Do People Get AIDS?
This site offers facts for teens about HIV/AIDS.


The Redbook: Exposure to Blood and Bodily Fluids on the Job: What School Employees Need to Know (NEA Health Information Network, 2010) (PDF, 32pp)
This downloadable handbook provides information and resources to help educators protect themselves and their students from diseases transmitted by blood, including the HIV virus.

Getting to Zero (UNAIDS)
This publication proposes a strategy for 2011-2015. The global commitments are to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support and to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

News Blog

Who Should Get Pills To Prevent HIV? (National Public Radio, July 14, 2011)
Two new studies on a daily antiviral pill for protection against HIV raise questions as to who should get the pills.

Lesson Ideas

HIV/AIDS Pandemic Turns 30 (PBS NewsHour Extra Story)
Lesson ideas include:

  • Extra: AIDS Today
    This activity engages students in learning about the AIDS epidemic and focuses them on the importance of HIV prevention, at home and abroad.
  • Video: AIDS at 30 
    The video covers the history of AIDS.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Science Ambassador

  • Myth Busters: HIV Transmission (2007) (PDF, 20pp)
    A lesson designed for middle school students as a scientific introduction to HIV/AIDS.
  • HIV/AIDS (2007) (PDF, 35pp)
    A lesson designed for a 10th grade biology course.

Teen Sexual Health and Vaccine Education Lesson Plans (NEA Health Information Network) (PDF, 228pp)
This publication is a curriculum that supports and promotes the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. 

Participatory Learning Activities from the EI/WHO Training and Resources Manual on School Health and HIV and AIDS Prevention (World Health Organization 2004) (PDF, 225pp)


World AIDS Day
December 1
The UN General Assembly in 1988 declared this day World AIDS Day.



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