3HIV = What do the letters HIV stand for? Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV is a virus that can live in the body for some time – occasionally many years– without symptoms being present. Even though they may not be showing symptoms, a person with HIV can infect others.
4What do the letters AIDS stand for? A= Acquired Addicted AwfulI= Insane Infection ImmuneD= Disease Deficiency DisabledS= Syndrome Symbol Sickness
5AIDS is the stage of the disease when the person’s immune system is weakened to such a degree that he/she develops many different diseases which are eventually fatal (causing to death).
7The United Nations reported last week that the AIDS epidemic continues to grow. It says there will be 2.9 million AIDS-related deaths this year and 4.3 million new infections. Officials said 39.5 million people are living with HIV (27 November 2006 )
8More than 3 million were children and over 11 million were between fifteen and twenty-four.
9In Africa, many children are infected with HIV or AIDS.
10Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has killed more than 25 million people since the first case was reported in 1981, making it one of the most destructive diseases in history.terrible virus
11How does it spread?unprotected sexblood transfusionsbirth
12Which may lead to being infected with HIV? HIV spreads through blood.
13HIV/AIDS can’t be transmitted by… kisshugcommunicateHIV/AIDS can’t be transmitted by…shake handssneezecough
14Can the AIDS virus transmitted via the following routes? NONONONONOgiving bloodmosquito
15mosquitoes / other insects giving blood. Medical studies show that the AIDS virus cannot be transmitted via the following routes:cups / glassestoilet seatsswimming poolmosquitoes / other insectsgiving blood.So it’s safe to be friends withAIDS patients.
17Remember:Scientists still don’t know exactly how and where AIDS started. Finding the source of AIDS could be crucial in developing a vaccine(疫苗) and be important in mapping the future course of the epidemic(流行病).
19AIDS QUIZ Decide which of these statements are true and which are false. Tick the correct box. 1. Only bad people get AIDS I can become infected with HIV by swimming in a pool, holding hands or kissing someone with HIV In 2004, there were 40 million people living with HIV/ AIDS in the world People who have not injected drugs do not need to get tested for HIV.TrueFalse
20AIDS QUIZ5. If I had HIV, I would know because I feel sick HIV/ Aids is difficult to cure People who have HIV look different from everyone else It is safe to be friends with people who are living with HIV/ AIDS.FalseTrue
21Red Ribbonan international symbol of HIV and AIDS awareness
22understanding and supporting 克林顿拥抱艾滋男孩loving and caringunderstanding and supportingIf it is the only thing you do for World AIDS Day, wear the Red Ribbon on Dec 1st.
23Let’s enjoy a healthy life and meanwhile care for others.
243 First reading Part 1 : Background information about the disease is How many parts can the text be divided into?Part 1 : Background information about the disease is3Part 2 : Ways to protect yourselfPart 3 : Some wrong commonly held myths
25It is dangerous to get close to a person with AIDS Decide which of these statements are true and which are false. Tick the correct box.It is dangerous to get close to a person with AIDS2. It is very likely that you will die if you become infected with HIV.TrueFalseHIV/AIDS is only spread through direct contact with infected blood or sexual fluids.
263. You can only get HIV from injecting drugs. 4. Evidence shows that men get AIDS more easily than women.TrueFalseYou can also get HIV/AIDS from unprotected sex with an infected person.Women are slightly more likely to become infected.
275. It could be dangerous to have sex without using a condom. 6. If blood or sexual fluids infected with HIV get into someone’s body, that person could become infected too.TrueFalse
287. You should not hug a person with HIV/AIDS. 8. It is easy to tell when a person has HIV/AIDS.TrueFalseYou cannot get AIDS from hugging someone. They need all the support you can give them.A person with HIV can appear perfectly healthy.It is only in the last stages of AIDS that a person looks sick.