HIV Awareness Through Sex Education
Suzy and Johnny had been dating since they were sophomores and everyone at Lassiter High knew them as a "couple". Suzy had never doubted Johnny's loyalty to her until that day at the county tennis tournament.
Escorted by several of her friends, Suzy attended the
tournament with the sole purpose of providing support and encouragement to Johnny. He was
a favored winner for Lassiter High in the singles tournament. His first match went
terribly. Suzy wondered what had put him in such a "slump." She decided to
meet him between the first and second match and give him encouragement and support.
While coming down the bleachers, Suzy noticed a senior from another county high school
approach Johnny throwing her arms around him. Suzy was devastated! She immediately turned
around and left the tournament. Johnny had no idea that Suzy had seen him with Jennifer.
Suzy was so angry that she couldn't approach Johnny that night. Instead she and a girlfriend went to a local college fraternity party. Walking through the crowd, Suzy met Mark. He introduced her to several of his fraternity brothers and offered her a drink. As the party progressed, Suzy was feeling "no pain." Her girlfriend decided to leave the party early so Suzy was on her own. Mark realized this could be a perfect opportunity and asked Suzy to come up to his room. In the heat of passion, neither Mark nor Suzy thought about a condom.
Two weeks later, Suzy felt as if she had the flu and noticed swelling in her lymph glands, sore throat, and that she was sweating. She told her friend about her night with Mark and asked her friend what she should do.
1. What puts adolescents at risk for HIV? Compare HIV to AIDS. What are the first signs
of HIV? Describe two opportunistic infections that can occur with AIDS.
2. Contrast the five types of HIV antibody tests.
3. Specifically describe characteristics of an effective sex education program .
4. As either an educator, health care provider, or community member, what precautions will
you take in your work setting to prevent the transmission of blood borne pathogens ?
Internet links : Information from the following five links will assist you in responding to the above questions.
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