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AIDS: What Kids Need to Know

from Byrnes Health Education Center

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The AIDS: What Kids Need to Know program provides an introduction to the subject of HIV/AIDS. Program content addresses the myths, concerns, and fears participants may have about this disease. The program focuses on the healthy immune system as well as changes that occur when the system is exposed to the HIV virus. Transmission of the virus and the difficulty of contracting this virus is discussed in an age-appropriate manner with a strong emphasis on prevention.

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By Request: $195.00

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One 45 minute session

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7

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Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education

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Byrnes Health Education Center

York, PA
United States

Located in Central Pennsylvania, the Byrnes Health Education Center is an organization who is dedicated to the misson of educating and inspiring healthy choices in people of all ages.  Our team is proud to offer a variety of health education programming for students in Pre-K thru Grade 12.  Broadcasting LIVE from The Center's teaching theaters, students are engaged through interactive exhibits & props, and presented content that adheres to national education standards.  Subject areas include Character Education/Bullying Prevention, Drug Education, General Health, Human Growth & Development, Nutrition & Fitness, Oral Health and Safety & Disease Prevention.  Each of our programs are mapped to all 50 state educational standards as well as those in Canada.  We are passionate about health education and are thrilled to be partnering with you!

Nikole Tome, MPH, MCHES

Program Details


1. Define HIV/AIDS and why this is an important topic to learn about
2. Discuss communicable diseases ("Candy Activity")
3. Explain basic parts and function of immune system
4. Explain white blood cells with a focus on t-cells
5. HIV/AIDS affected Immune System ("Role-Play Activity")
6. Ways HIV can and can not be spread


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

1. Explain that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

2. Understand the basic function of a healthy immune system and how HIV weakens the immune system by taking over t-cells

3. Identify ways in which HIV/AIDS both can and cannot be transmitted

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Standard 1 Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Standard 5 Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Standard 6 Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Standard 7 Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

State Standards

Health, Safety, & Physical Education
10.1.6 B, E
10.2.6 A