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Raising Awareness About HIV

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Client tool:How HIV causes AIDS
Client tool:The Life Cycle of HIV
Transmission of HIV in the United States
Myths and Misperceptions
Client tool:COMMON-Myths-and-Misperceptions--About-HIV-&-AIDS
Considerations for Educators

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  1. 1. AIDSinfo. US Department of Health and Human Services. HIV/AIDS: The Basics. http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/19/45/hiv-aids--the-basics. Accessed September 30, 2014.
  2. 2. AVERT. HIV Structure and Life Cycle. http://www.avert.org/hiv-structure-and-life-cycle.htm. Accessed September 30, 2014.
  3. 3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Transmission. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html. Accessed September 30, 2014.
  4. 4. AVERT. Introduction to HIV and AIDS Education. http://www.avert.org/hiv-structure-and-life-cycle.htm. Accessed September 30, 2014.

Episode 7 Survey

Feedback from your peers about susbtance abuse and HIV:

  1. 1. What percentage of your clients are currently experiencing substance abuse issues?
    • 0% 0% to 10%
    • 33.33% 11% to 30%
    • 33.33% 31% to 50%
    • 33.33% More than 50%
  1. 2. Over the past several years, has the prevalence of substance abuse in your community increased, decreased, or stayed about the same?
    • 33.33% increased
    • 33.33% decreased
    • 33.33% Stayed about the same
  1. 3. What are the most commonly abused abused substances in your community?
    • 66.67% Methamphetamine
    • 0% Crack cocaine
    • 0% Alcohol
    • 0% Club drugs (eg, ecstasy, ketamine, GHB, poppers [amyl nitrite])
    • 33.33% Other


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