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  1. Can any teacher teach sexuality and HIV/AIDS? Perspectives of South African Life Orientation teachers

    In this paper we explore the perceived desirable characteristics of South African Life Orientation teachers for teaching sexuality and HIV/AIDS. We also investigate the extent to which these characteristics can be understood as parts of a role script for teaching HIV/AIDS and sexuality. Data were collected from teachers who taught Grade Eight and Grade Nine students in South African public high schools. The teachers particularly emphasised the importance of personality and life experience as important characteristics for teaching sexuality and HIV/AIDS. …

  2. Tackling HIV/AIDS: Mass-media and international conferences. Soul City, Going to scale across borders: the Choose Life project

    Soul City, a multi-media health project in South Africa has been effective in imparting much needed information on health and development, and in changing attitudes and behaviour as well. Soul City works primarily within South Africa but the TV programme has been shown in a number of African countries as well. In the last two years Soul City has worked on a sponsored education booklet called Choose Life, aimed at 12-16 year olds in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia. 1,331,000 copies of the booklet will be printed and distributed in the four countries in seven different languages. …

  3. HIV stops with me. "Positive prevention": Prevention for people living with HIV

    This booklet is a positive prevention end-user guide for people living with HIV. Positive prevention methods aim to increase the self-esteem and confidence of people living with HIV to protect their own health and avoid passing HIV to others. They promote the rights of people to safer sexual relationships, the fulfillment on their reproductive choices and living a full and healthy life. Positive prevention represents a synergy between prevention, treatment, care and support.

  4. Gimme 5, Life Orientation Game

    GIMME 5, Life Orientation Game is an awareness game made by Dr. David V. Kolnick in 2005. Played by four individuals, or two teams of two players, it is educational, affording the players the opportunity to make choices, to strategize, and to take risks in order to win. The board is a lesson. Starting from the hut, the house, the shack and the mansion, it shows that HIV/AIDS affects all people, no matter their station in life. The stepping-stones and the bridges, used here instead of the usual board squares, portray the hurdles the player has to overcome as he/she progresses through life. …

  5. Stronger than the storm

    "Stronger than the storm" is a moving story about dealing with issues of sexual abuse and HIV and AIDS in a sensitive manner. The novel tells the story of a young growing girl in the Cape township of Guguletu. She tells the story of her childhood in a community which was affected by apartheid repression and its many consequences. This novel can be used by teachers, as part of an HIV and AIDS education programme for secondary school learners. …

  6. Illustrative learning programme. An integrated approach: Grade 7. HIV/AIDS

    This module of the illustrative learning programme is for grade seven teachers and students, with the aim of providing factual information to both parties so that they can make correct choices in protecting their health and those of others. It is intended to give learners a clear understanding of the physiology and process of human reproduction. The module has two components, to be used in conjuction with each other: a) the learner's material, which consists of workbooks, where all written work can be done. b) The teacher's guide, which is meant to help facilitate the students activities. …

  7. South African HIV/AIDS life skills education materials directory

    This directory lists information material on HIV/AIDS prevention (books, posters, booklets, audio-visual products, games, posters) intended for use by the general public. It is intended to support access and wider distribution of life skills and HIV/AIDS education materials. The print materials are categorized on a subject area basis, under the following: life skills; sexuality education and sexual health; HIV/AIDS; general; audio-visual material and teaching aids. The details of these publications form the main part of the directory, with other categories organized separately at the end.

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