Counselling and Testing
Places to go for counselling and medical tests are:
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- School guidance and counsellor
- Health centres
- Specialized institutions
- Youth centre
- Adolescent-focused NGOs
Care and support
The support and care that can be given to people living with HIV/AIDS are:
- Compassion and understanding which create a sense of love and build self-confidence
- Emotional support and nurturing which is important in maintaining a positive sense of self
- Familiar surrounding with loved ones which create a sense of security and thus break isolation.
Myths about HIV/AIDS
Myths are beliefs that are not true or scientifically proven. These include:
- HIV/AIDS can be contracted by hugging an infected person.
- It can be cured.
- HIV/AIDS can be contacted by sharing a comb and hairbrush.
- HIV/AIDS patients can be facially detected.
- HIV/AIDS can be contracted through mosquito bites.
- It can be contacted by sharing the same toilet with an infected person.
- Some birth control pills can prevent HIV transmission.
Facts about HIV/AIDS
- AIDS is real and medically proven.
- Anyone can contract HIV/AIDs.
- Most people who get AIDS die.
- AIDS is caused by a virus.
- Having sexual intercourse with many people increases the chance of getting HIV.
- HIV is not transmitted by casual contact.
- At present, there is no cure for AIDS.
- Mention 4 places a student can go for counselling on AIDS.
- Highlight three myths about HIV/AIDS.
- Which of these people is recommended to see for counseling on HIV/AIDS (a) your boyfriend (b) your classmate (c) school counselor (d) the security guards
- HIV is not transmitted by casual contact(a) true (b) false (c) barely untrue (d) indifferent.
- Students can visit the following paces for counsel on HIV/AIDS except…. (a) Market (b) specialized institutions (c) youth center (d) adolescent-focused NGOs
- HIV/AIDS can be contacted by sharing comb and hairbrush (a) true (b) false (c) barely untrue (d) indifferent.
- Which of these viruses can cause AIDS (a) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (b) Human Immune-efficiency Virus (c) Human Immutable Virus (d) Human Immune-duo Virus.
- Highlight three ways of care and support for HIV/AIDS patient.
- Enumerate four means of transmitting HIV/AIDS