Global Issues: HIV/AIDS
Reversing the Spread of HIV/AIDS
HIV and AIDS affect communities in every region of the world, making HIV/AIDS truly an issue of global significance. Worldwide, an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV, including more than 1 million in the United States. Learn about how Peace Corps Volunteers are working with people living with HIV/AIDS around the world and finding ways to stop this global epidemic.
- Investigating HIV/AIDS
- Lesson Plan
- These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of HIV/AIDS.
- All About HIV and AIDS
- Lesson Plan
- Students will investigate what HIV/AIDS is, how it is caused, how it is transmitted, and what its effects are. ("HIV" stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. "AIDS" stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.)
- Health and Nutrition: Niger
- Learn how Peace Corps Volunteer Rashid Khan used a mostly-broken cell phone, a mostly-broken computer, and his IT expertise to create a virtual health education hotline in Namibia, fielding thousands of sexual health and HIV/AIDS questions sent anonymously via text message.
- Volunteers Combat HIV/AIDS
- Read the stories of Volunteers and their efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in their communities.
- Global Issues | HIV/AIDS
- Introductory information on this global epidemic.
- Reversing the Spread of HIV/AIDS
- Investigate the issue of HIV/AIDS, including common misconceptions about the disease, its impact in the United States and the world, and what Peace Corps Volunteers are doing to support communities dealing with HIV/AIDS issues. Then develop a message to help educate people in your community about HIV/AIDS.