Hiv/Aids Essay

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P.O. Box 960 • 3705 West Canyon Road • Wilson, Wyoming USA 83014 307 733-0549 • fax 307 733-4178 info@ic21.org • www.ic21.org Activity 2: Factors contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS Purpose: to encourage critical thinking about social and economic factors that contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS Standards: Social Studies: NCSS standards IX: Global Connections English: NCTE standards 1: Reading for perspective 4: Communication skills 8: Developing research skills 12: Applying language skills Materials: Activity 2 Student Material: Factors contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS Description: 1. Explain to students that AIDS is caused by the HIV virus – but that there are a number of factors that make people more likely to be susceptible to HIV. Ask the class to brainstorm what some of those factors might be. 2. For middle and high school students: Distribute the handout “Factors contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS” to the group to read. For high school students: Distribute the handout “Factors contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS” to the group to read. The class may be divided into groups to do additional research on one topic and present their findings to the rest of the class. 3. Divide the class into groups, and have them create a flow chart, story board or other visual representation of the relationship between the various factors that contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS. Copyright © 2004 InterConnections 21 10 Activity 2 Student Material Factors contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is caused by a virus known as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). But there are social and economic conditions that make it more likely that certain people will contract HIV. Lack of education and information: There are many reasons why people may not be able to get an education. Some lack money for school fees. Some may

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