HIV and Aids in Scouting - ScoutHelp

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What is HIV / AIDS?

(Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

(Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)

HIV / AIDS is a virus that weakens the body until it can no longer fight off diseases.

There is no cure! That's why you need to know the facts...

How can I get AIDS?

  • Contact with INFECTED BLOOD
  • SEX with an infected person
  • From an infected mother to her baby

Other Sexual Diseases

Other STIs Sexually Transmitted Infections (formally known as STD's: Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

These are diseases you can get through sexual contact with an infected person they can cause DAMAGE to the organs of your body even DEATH, if not treated.

How can I protect myself?

  • say NO! to sex and drugs
  • say NO! to things that give you a "NO" feeling
  • know the facts of HIV / AIDS and sexual diseases
  • PROTECT YOURSELF from infected blood

Say NO

The Scout Law and Promise are the rules in Scouting which we need to adhere by. By following these rules we become true Scouts and live up to the high standards that we set for ourselves.

By saying NO! we can protect ourselves from dangers and diseases.

Questions

What if I have questions about HIV / AIDS speak to your Scouter phone the 24hr AIDS Helpline: 0800 012 322

What if I have to treat someone who is bleeding: call an adult protect yourself against contact with the blood cover the wound

What if I get sexually abused or raped tell an adult call the police call Childline: 0800 0555 55

Use a CONDOM: it is your only protection

Friends and Family

What if I have an HIV positive friend or family member you can still care by being their friend encourage others to remain friendly to them give a hug: you can't get AIDS from hugging

More information

Here is a PDF file with more information about Scouts HIV and Aids. Media:Sasaandaids.pdf

Scouting And Aids