The Education About Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrom(AIDS)

AIDS education also plays a vital role in reducing stigma and discrimination. Around the world, there continues to be a great deal of fear and stigmatisation of people living with HIV, which is fuelled by misunderstanding and misinformation. This not only has a negative impact on people living with HIV, but can also fuel the spread of HIV by discouraging people from seeking testing and treatment.

Education Aid is working for the advancement of education in developing countries. It is a registered charity in England, managed by its trustees.Education Aid has no political affiliation and receives no government support. It is run by voluntary help and donations.When you hear someone say Educational Poverty it does not sound as bad as suffering from hunger and disease. However in the third world countries the problems of hunger and disease and many more are due to the lack of education in the first place.

AIDS awareness is very important but the programs in effect are not working. Also condoms should not be given out in high schools. In this speech I am going to talk about why the AIDS awareness programs are not working and how to make them efficient. I will also give a few reasons on why condoms should not be given out in high schools, which include responsibly, availability, and condom education.

Many high schools have AIDS education as part of they’re sex education programs. The problem is that these programs are not working. According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), compared to the general population, adolescents have one of the fastest increasing rates of HIV infection; an average of two young people are infected with HIV every hour of every day. Also, through December 2000, CDC statistics show 4,061 cases among teenagers 13 to 19 years of age. These statistics show that the programs in high schools currently are not efficient. Some reasons.

(1).Who needs  AIDS education?

it is important that such a focus does not lead to groups who are considered not ‘at risk’ missing out on HIV and AIDS education. This can lead to a rise in HIV infection rates amongst groups who are often neglected by HIV and AIDS education, for example older people. Furthermore, AIDS affects many parts of society, and so everyone needs to be aware of HIV and AIDS. Providing the general population with basic AIDS education contributes to the spread of accurate information; promoting awareness and tackling stigma and discrimination.

(2).Where does  AIDS education take place?

AIDS education can take place in many different environments, from classes at school to families and friends sharing knowledge at home. It is important that this education is provided in a variety of settings to ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in society are reached, and that accurate information about HIV and AIDS is reinforced from different sources.

(3).How can AIDS education be delivered?

There are a great variety of methods and materials that can be used to educate people about  AIDS, including radio & television, booklets, billboards, street theatre, comic strips, and many more. The form in which  AIDS education should be delivered depends on the characteristics of those who are being educated. In order to reach the target group, it needs to be considered which environments they will be most receptive in, and what media is most relevant to them. The following questions have significant implications for the way in which  AIDS education should be delivered:

Villagers in Papua New Guinea watching an HIV prevention film
  • Is the education programme targeted at a specific risk-group or more generally at the population as a whole?
  • What age are the people to be educated?
  • Are the people to be educated already sexually aware?
  • Have they been exposed to HIV and AIDS education before?
  • Are they literate?
  • What language or local dialect do they speak?
  • Are there cultural issues to be considered? For example, attitudes to sexuality, or laws against portrayal of explicit images or language.
  • Are people able to do what you’re suggesting? There’s no point in advising people to use condoms if none are available to them, or to use clean needles if needle exchanges are illegal.

For more information get a knowlegde from the below video.The  Education About  AIDS[VIDEO]

Window of Hope is an award-winning documentary about HIV / AIDS in Africa

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