Friday, November 30, 2007

World AIDS Day, December 1st :

Vocabulary :
  • HIV and AIDS
    "HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus.
    AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
    HIV is actually the virus that causes the disease AIDS."

Facts :

  • What is AIDS ? - A guide
    - What is Aids?
    - What is HIV?
    - How do you get it?
    - How do you know if you've got it?
    - Aids myths
    - How common is it?
    - Can it be cured?

    (CBBC News)
  • AIDS
    1 Infection by HIV 2 Diagnosis 3 Symptoms and complications 4 Transmission and prevention 5 Treatment
    6 Epidemiology 7 Economic impact 8 Stigma 9 Origin of HIV 10 Alternative hypotheses 11 HIV and AIDS misconceptions
    12 Notes and references 13 External links


  • HIV and AIDS
    - HIV Hurts the Immune System
    - How Many People Have HIV and AIDS?
    - How Is HIV Spread?
    - What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?
    - How Are HIV and AIDS Diagnosed?
    - How Are HIV and AIDS Treated?
    - Can HIV and AIDS Be Prevented?
    - Living With HIV and AIDS
    - Hope for an HIV-Free Future


World AIDS Day, December 1st :

  • World AIDS Day
    "The 2007 theme, “leadership”, highlights the need for innovation, vision and perseverance in the face of the AIDS challenge. The campaign calls on all sectors of society such as families, communities and civil society organisations - rather than just governments - to take the initiative and provide leadership on AIDS..."

  • UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
    + The 2007 AIDS epidemic update "reports on the latest developments in the global AIDS epidemic. The 2007 edition provides the most recent estimates of the AIDS epidemic and explores new findings and trends in the epidemic’s evolution."
    International consultation on AIDS estimates: Recommendations


Pictures :

Listening :

  • Learning English - Words in the News : AIDS conference
    - with the text

INTERACTIVE activities :

  • People World Wide: HIV/AIDS
    "How does AIDS affect people all over the world? What kind of personal or family or world problems could AIDS cause? Read each sentence and choose an answer... The information on this quiz comes from UNAIDS."
  • Quizzes

Activities TO PRINT :

Webquests :

  • "It won't happen to me !" - a webquest
    "The final task will be double:
    1) To create a virtual AIDS magazine with interviews and articles that will include all the info everybody should know about AIDS.
    2) To organise an AIDS school campaign.
    To create this magazine you will collaborate in a 4 reporters group. Each one of you will choose a role and will research about an aspect of the disease and its social discrimination."

    Designed by Mercedes de la Casa and Isabel Pérez


  • Game: What would you do?
    "An interactive game that explores real life situations with regard to HIV/AIDS."
    (UNICEF -

Cartoons :

Aid. Yes! AIDS. No!

To promote AIDS awareness

Songs :

  • The Aids Stigma song - Lyrics and VIDEO
    " There are viruses, illnesses, cancers, disease
    That can wrestle the strongest of men to his knees
    But of all the diseases that cut short one’s life
    Only AIDS has a stigma that cuts like a knife..."

Videos :

  • AIDS - Explanation + History

Posters :

  • AIDS Posters from around the world
ThanX Michele

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007


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