If I have HIV, I should take care of myself by doing what?
False. HIV, is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, a virus that weakens your immune system. AIDS, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is a set of symptoms and infections resulting from the damage to the immune system. Extra Time pg. 2
True of False? Having HIV is the same as having AIDS?
400 young people will be infected
100 children under the age of 15 will die of AIDS, and another 400 will lose their parents to AIDS. (UNICEF)
During the 90-minute span of a football match, how many young people, aged 15 to 24 years old, around the world will be infected with the HIV virus? 200, 400 or 600?
No. Most people are healthy for a long time (3 years or more) before they get sick.
True or false? You can tell someone has HIV by looking at them.
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No. Condoms can only be used one time.
Can I reuse a condom, if I wash it?
How much does it cost to get tested?
Yes, if you plan it with your doctor and the mother and baby both take medicine.
The same day. Sometimes in as short as 10 minutes. If there are many people, it may be the following day.
How long after the HIV test will I wait for my results?
Use a condom when having sex. If you cut yourself make sure she doesn’t touch your blood.
If I have HIV, how can I protect my wife from getting sick?
Name four body fluids that transmit HIV.
Joseph could have been infected by 5 people. Fatou by 4. The only way to know if they have HIV is to get tested. Extra Time pg. 4
Joseph & Fatou are in love and want to have sex. They look healthy and think they don’t need to worry about HIV because they only had sex with one partner. How many people could have infected Joseph? Fatou?
No. Birth control pills and DEPO only prevent pregnancy, they do not stop the virus. Use condoms to protect from HIV.
If a girl uses birth control pills, will it protect her from getting HIV?
Yes they can transmit the virus anytime they have sex, but the virus isn’t always transmitted. The only way to be completely safe is by using a condom.
Can an HIV positive person transmit the virus every time they have sex?
There are two: HIV1 & HIV2. HIV 1 is more aggressive, 90% of HIV1 cases lead to AIDS. Whereas only 20% of HIV 2 cases lead to AIDS. Some people have both HIV1 & HIV2 (dual infection)
How many kinds of HIV are there? Which is most aggressive?
True! If you take care of yourself, eat a nutritious diet, exercise, keep stress level down, and take medicine if necessary, you can live a long and prosperous life.
True or false? I can live for more than 20 years with HIV.
Open-mouth kissing is considered a very low-risk activity for the transmission of HIV, but open-mouth kissing could allow HIV to pass from an infected person to a partner through cuts or sores in the mouth.
Can I Get HIV from open-mouth Kissing?
No, you can not get HIV from mosquitoes. The HIV virus can not live in the mosquito’s body.
If a mosquito bites me while playing football, can I get HIV?
Both the man and woman should get tested before having sex. Then, if both are negative, as long as they do not have unprotected sex with anyone else they can not be infected with HIV.
If you know thatyou will not be using a condom, what is the best way to protect yourself from HIV?
Mamadou, age 13, thinks he’s pretty cool. He has all the latest clothes and a big brother with a motorbike. At school, he refuses to sit next to Bakary, a boy orphaned because of AIDS. His teacher, very angry, sends Mamadou to an information centre to prepare an essay on AIDS.
My Brother, directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Mali; based on an original idea by Justin Corréa, aged 23, Senegal; and featuring rap star Didier Awadi of Positive Black Soul.