Adolescents HIV Prevention and Treatment Toolkit for Eastern and Southern Africa
As teachers, school councilors and other professionals in schools, you will have young people in your classes or school who are HIV positive and on HIV treatment and may need your support. You will also have young people affected by HIV, living with HIV positive family members or friends, who will also need this support.
UNESCO, in collaboration with SAFAIDS, developed a toolkit for professionals working in the education sector who need the adequate resources to engage and deal with issues such as HIV and adolescent sexual and reproductive health with young people.
Tailored for professionals such as teachers, school councillors and other professionals in schools, the Adolescents’ HIV Prevention and Treatment Toolkit includes quiz cards, board games, and workbooks, for both facilitator and learner, that help to understand, engage and discuss important topics about sexuality and HIV with learners, especially those living with HIV.
The toolkit will:
- Improve knowledge and encourage discussion about adolescent HIV treatment and prevention as well as related issues of sexual and reproductive health;
- Encourage the availability of youth-friendly HIV and sexual and reproductive health services in your community;
- Help from new or enhance existing support groups for young people living with HIV;
- Bring in new ideas and activities on approaching young people on topics related to HIV and sexual and reproductive health rights.
The resources have three different age groups including age 10-12, 13-15 and 16-19. Please feel free to click the links below to open the contents of the toolkit:
- Workbook for ages 10-12
- Workbook for ages 13-15
- Workbook for ages 16-19
- Facilitator’s Guide
- Education cards
- Quiz Cards
- Board game
The toolkit was developed by UNESCO in collaboration with SAFAIDS aimed at strengthening the implementation of comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, and care for young people, particularly within the education sector.