HIV / AIDS Theme Page
Below are a number of links to Internet sites which contain information and/or other links related to the specific theme of HIV / AIDS. Please note that these sites have information of a a sexual nature. Moreover, they may link to other sites on the web which deal with these topics in a frank and graphic detail. Teachers should view the content before providing these resources to students. Please note that the presence of a link to an on-line resource does not represent an endorsement of that site by the Open Learning Agency. We provide B.C. teachers, students and parents with these links simply as a starting point for them to explore the vast resources of the Internet. The sites that CLN links to are individually responsible for the content and accuracy of the information found in their sites.
- The goal of this site is to disseminate information widely about AIDS/HIV
in order for it to become knowledge. The content covers a comprehensive range
of topics, including: an up-to-date list of recent news stories, basic definitions,
treatments, prevention, publications, US Government updates, an archive of
articles, and much more. The following pages are linked separately because
of their educational value for school students.
Basics (An introduction to "What is HIV and AIDS?" and, "What you
have to do if you have just discovered that you are HIV positive.")
(What to do if you think you have been exposed to the virus.)
With HIV (Numerous articles about how to live in society while being
infected with HIV/AIDS.)
(All about sex, needles and condoms. Pages have explicit information.)
(Information about what to do and when to do it if you are HIV positive.)
- This two week interdisciplinary teaching unit for Grade 9 students contains
language arts, math and science lesson plans intended to inform students about
the social and scientific aspects of HIV and AIDS.
- This web page, a support document for an episode of Newton's Apple, contains
instructional ideas and activities that Health teachers can use independently
of the video to help students learn how HIV is transmitted, and perhaps more
importantly, how it is not transmitted.
Education and Prevention From the Growing Epidemic
- Designed by two high school students, this site is targeted at teens who
are wanting information about AIDS. The authors provide clear descriptions
of AIDS, HIV, virus, and bacteria. The site has a "Questions and Answers"
section, a collection of articles called "Viewpoints from Teens", a forum
for you to "Voice Your Thoughts", and additional information and links to
help you further your understanding of HIV/AIDS.
- The students of Eastchester Middle School have written the content for
the following HIV/AIDS topics: Prevention, Symptoms, Treatment, How the Immune
System Fights Disease, and they have provided a number of AIDS related links.
Lifecycle: Stage 1
- With the use of multimedia, the site illustrates the AIDS virus lifecycle,
how it is spread, and how it destroys the immune system.
and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- A meta-list of HIV/AIDS resources from University of Minnesota's Epidemiology
an Expert: AIDS
- CLN's "Ask an Expert" page has about 100 links to specialists in the field
who can serve as a valuable source of curricular expertise for both students
and teachers. Questions/answers on AIDS may be found in our "All Subjects"
section at the top of the page, the "Health/Nutrition/Medicine" section, as
well as the general "Reference" section.
Body: An AIDS and HIV Information Resource
- This site has quite a collection of HIV and AIDS information for students
and teachers. The following pages from this site are identified as educationally
informative so we have put them altogether in one place for ease of locating.
of HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB Update Series
- This series of governmental documents contains lots of statistical information
about the incidence of AIDS in Canada.
of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
- Definitions of words that are commonly used to describe HIV, origin and
development of the disease, treatments, and the medical management of related
The Global Epidemic
- This fact sheet from the United Nations Organization provides information
about the most recent country-specific data on HIV/AIDS and STI prevalence
InSite: New and Noteworthy
- A comprehensive site with information that includes clinical information
on: latest research findings, clinical information, case studies and more.
A "Prevention and Education" link provides information on: what works and
what doesn't for preventing HIV infection, effective programs for different
populations, background on who's at risk for infection and where the epidemic
is going. Addition material has data on demographic, lists of resources, prisons,
adolescents, religion and more.
- Much of the information is written for a person who is HIV positive. The
main menu offers a wide range of topics to choose from. Examples of the topics
include HIV and: nutrition, treatment, pain, infections, testing, women and
children, drug advisories, money and more. The information available is comprehensive,
detailed and understandable.
- Since AIDS was discovered in 1983, researchers have identified two distinct
types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. Although much is known about these two types,
researchers have yet to find a definite source for the HIV virus.
- This set of Web resources are companion pieces to a PBS report originally
broadcast on NOVA. A variety of resources are used to present information
on the body's immune system, HIV in action, the search for a vaccine, the
worldwide magnitude of AIDS, and reactions from AIDS researchers.
the Internet to Access Sexual Health Information
- A lesson plan designed to help high school students practice accessing
valid sexual health information using the Internet.
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content
in HIV/AIDS. For other resources in Health and Nutrition (e.g., curricular content
in Eating Disorders, Careers in Health and Medicine, or Substance Abuse), or
for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous screen" button below.
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