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This lesson teaches the viewer about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.
Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Wash your hands frequentlyRegularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Maintain social distancingMaintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouthWhy? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care earlyStay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.
Having an HIV Test
Having an HIV Test
The Having an HIV Test DVD is one of several on the subject of HIV/AIDS in the Education Saves Lives collection. HIV is a very serious incurable disease; this DVD teaches the importance of getting tested to prevent the spread of it. HIV tests are very simple and require only a blood or a saliva sample. The viewer is taught how easily HIV can be passed on, especially during the first few stages of the illness, before it has been detected. The DVD advises the viewer to get tested at their local health clinic, as well as what to do if they find out they are HIV positive. If a person is HIV positive, they are taught how to take necessary precautions to stop the spread of HIV, as well as the importance of getting the medical help they need.
The HIV/AIDS DVD is our general overview lesson on this important subject. It informs the viewer of the seriousness of the HIV virus and the ways in which it is spread. Although it is incurable, it is important to stop the spread of HIV through education and prevention. The viewer is shown ways of doing this, such as the use of contraception and the sterilising of razors and syringes. The DVD helps to break down some of the common misconceptions about HIV and AIDS, in particular how it can and cannot be passed on. One of the points the viewer is taught is the importance of informing their children about HIV and AIDS. Children are just as much at risk as adults, especially unborn babies, who can contract the virus from their mothers. Education and information are vital in stopping the spread of this very serious disease.
Living with HIV
Living with HIV
This DVD is one of several on the subject of HIV/AIDS in the Education Saves Lives collection. It teaches how HIV is spread, how to prevent it and how to cope if you have the disease. HIV is most commonly spread through unprotected sex and the DVD emphasises the importance of using contraception even if both partners have HIV. The disease can also be spread from a mother to her baby and through contact with HIV infected blood. The viewer is advised to visit their local health centre and get tested if they have any concerns. The lesson teaches how to cope with HIV by confiding in someone and also by ensuring the person with HIV stays healthy through eating good food and drinking clean water. Although HIV is incurable, a sufferer can take medicine to help fight off other illnesses which might attack their weakened immune system. One of the main lessons the viewer learns is that it is still possible to lead a normal life and earn a living even if they have HIV. Discussing and raising awareness of HIV is a vital way of ending discrimination and common misconceptions about the disease.
The Basic Hygiene DVD stresses to the viewer the importance of keeping themselves, their children and their home clean and gives advice on how to achieve this. Poor hygiene is the basis of illnesses spread through germs so it is important for the viewer to learn how to maintain good hygiene. The washing of hands with soap and water is the basis of good hygiene and viewers are taught to encourage their children to do the same. The lesson teaches about toilet hygiene, food preparation, child and baby hygiene and how to keep houses clean. The DVD also covers safe drinking water and gives advice and tips on how to obtain it. The viewer is taught the basics of good hygiene and how vital it is to prevent the spread of germs and disease.