HIV/AIDS Curriculum


This volume contains a guide to help teachers and co-teachers conduct lessons that will actively engage learners in their learning process.  Teachers and co-teachers help learners in the following:

Introduction to computers and Computing

  • Suitability of xo laptops compared to other computers.
  • External features of xo laptop.
  • Opening and navigating the xo laptop.
  • Keyboard and typing skills.
  • Introduction to chat activity and how to use it.
  • Activity-Learners brainstorm on what they know about computers.
  • Teacher harmonizes the lesson and clears any misconceptions.

Life Skills

  • Knowing and Living with yourself and others.
  • Self-awareness,self-esteem,self-control,assertiveness, critical and creative thinking,decision making,problem solving,copying with emotions and stress.
  • Activity-Chat activity and students write down their personal ideas and questions using the write activity.
  • Introduction to HIV/AIDS.
  • Short history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

What is HIV/AIDS?

  • HIV and other diseases.
  • Activity-Learners share poems/songs about HIV/AIDS.
  • Teacher assesses, harmonizes and evaluates the lesson.

Transmission of HIV/AIDS

  • HIV inside a cell and cells affected mostly.
  • Ways of transmission of HIV.
  • Ways which HIV cannot be spread.
  • The immune system.
  • Activity-Learners watch photos and videos of people infected with HIV.
  • Signs and Symptoms of HIV infection.

Stages of HIV/AIDS

  • The first stage
  • The quite period
  • Early HIV disease.
  • Advanced HIV disease (AIDS) .
  • One stage leads to the next and handle specific symptoms in each stage.
  • Specific symptoms at every stage.

HIV Test

  • Types of HIV Test.
  • How the HIV test works.
  • Meaning of HIV Test.
  • When to test and when not to test.
  • Assessment /Test/Activity.

HIV/AIDS Management.

  • Meaning of CD4 count.
  • Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAAT)
  • Acupuncture and ARV.

Behaviour Change

  • Understanding behavior change.
  • Risky behaviors.
  • Safe behaviours.

Staying with affected and infected persons

  • Care for people with HIV.
  • Social support.
  • Caring and supporting infected persons.

HIV and Discrimination

  • Misunderstandings about HIV.
  • Cultural and Religious beliefs.
  • Prejudice and discrimination.
  • Casual contact and HIV.
  • HIV and indigenous people.

Effects of HIV Worldwide

  • Effects on economy