Family Life and Sexual Health, Grade 7, Lesson 21
not infected with HIV (and have no risky encounters that might have resulted in infection since their last test), and if both people are faithful and do not cheat on their partner, then monogamy provides protection against HIV infection.
Write on the transparency: Monogamy.
Student X also could have used condoms to protect himself from HIV. Condoms greatly reduce the risk of HIV infection. They also protect against unwanted pregnancy and other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms are very effective when used correctly *-- and every time.
Write on the transparency: Condoms.
If appropriate for your school district, discuss correct condom use with your class. Use teacher reference sheet “Correct Condom Use”as a basis for the discussion. If you don’t teach about correct condom use, tell students how they could learn more about this topic
g., talking with their doctor, etc.)
Use the Onion Ball Question and Answer Game to reinforce the
concepts. (15 minutes)
Okay, now we are going to play a game to see how much we all remember about HIV.
Have students move the desks back or otherwise make space for the group to stand or sit in a large circle.
This ball has a series of questions on it. I’m going to toss—not throw, but toss—the ball to someone. There is a question on the outside of the ball. They are going to read the question out loud. They can choose to answer the question themselves or ask for volunteers to answer the question. They will call on a person with their hand raised. Once the question has been answered, the person will toss the ball to someone else. This new person will remove the top layer of tissue to ind the next question and so on. Any questions on how this is going to work?
Toss the ball to the first student. Appropriate answers to each question are listed below.
What is the job of the immune system?
The immune system helps the body fight off infections and other diseases. keep a person healthy.
What is HIV?
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS. It attacks the body’s immune system.
Over time HIV gradually destroys the body’s ability to fight off infection and disease. Then people are more likely to get infections and cancers that would not normally develop in healthy people.
PUBLIC HEALTH – SEATTLE & KING COUNTY WWW.METROKC.GOV/HEALTH/FAMPLAN/FLASH
SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS HIV/AIDS REVISED 2002