A brief description of the resources
- YOU, Me & HIV: With Knowledge we have hope.
This book is available in English, Afrikaans and Zulu, the three most widely spoken languages in South Africa. The book focuses on the science of the HI virus and of anti-retroviral treatment, the link between opportunistic infections and AIDS and on a number of key life skills and values messages relevant to the prevention and treatment of the virus. (Download the PDF here. You must register and sign in on the right hand side of this page.)
- Educators’ Guide: An educators’ guide provides a complete and systematic approach to the use of the students’ book. The guide provides participatory activities and educational methods that encourage critical thinking & self-reflection, participation, discussion, problem-solving and interaction amongst students. Its primary focus is on the science of HIV; social factors relevant to the transmission, treatment and acceptance of HIV and AIDS; the importance of intergenerational communication between students, parents and other community members; and ways in which teachers can link up with local organisations and support networks. Activities cover a broad range, from locating HIV within the context of microorganisms to growing vegetables for healthy eating. All activities in the guide conform to the requirements of Outcomes Based Education and require minimal resources. (Download the PDF here. You must register and sign in on the right hand side of this page.)
- Wall posters: Illustrations from the learners’ book have been used to create two posters entitled, “How does HIV make people ill?” and “Protect yourself from HIV”. (Download the PDF here. You must register and sign in on the right hand side of this page.)
- The visual body map: This includes life-size maps depicting different systems of the human body. These posters complement the learners’ book and educators’ guide by showing where in the body the organs of immunity are located and by providing a context within which to discuss infection, reproductive health and sexuality. Please see the following link below for accessing this resource and the guide which accompanies it. http://cssr.uct.ac.za/asru/outreach/visualbodymaps
- A story in the time of HIV and AIDS: Clement’s story. This is in the process of being filmed and will be available soon.