Safety & Disease Prevention - AIDS & the Immune System (GR 8-12)

by  Byrnes Health Education

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The AIDS & The Immune System program addresses the intricacies of the amazing immune system. Topics include the function of white blood cells, a healthy immune response to pathogens, and the immune response when HIV is present in the body. The transmission of HIV and AIDS are discussed with an emphasis on prevention.

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By Request: $350.00

Pricing - $350 per program for 1-50 students; $600 per program for 51-100 students

A tiered pricing system is utilized based on the number of program participants which will be discussed at the time of scheduling.

**Please provide approximately 4 weeks' notice when scheduling.


One 45 minute session

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Homeschool/Family

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Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education Safety & Disease Prevention

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

A fee of 25% will be charged to sites that cancel with 15-3 days notice.
A full 100% fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
No fee will be charged to programs cancelled due to natural causes (weather, etc.)

About This Provider

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Byrnes Health Education

York, PA
United States

Located in south central Pennsylvania, Byrnes Health Education (BHE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that remains dedicated to the mission of educating and inspiring people of all ages to make healthy choices since 1995.

We are proud to offer a variety of preventive health education programs to students (grades PreK-12) and adults (workplace, parents, teachers). Those local to our area can experience our "in-person" programs either here at our center or at their location. Additionally, now thanks to technology, participants outside of our "in-person" reach can experience our "live-virtual" webcast programs during which a BHE health educator streams live from one of our five teaching theaters, Participants in all programs are presented vital health content while being engaged through interactive visuals, props, exhibits, activities, and experiments,

Program subject areas include Social/Emotional (character education/bullying prevention), substance abuse prevention, general health, human development, nutrition & fitness, oral health, and safety & disease prevention. All program content is based on factual scientific information, and guided and mapped to state and national health education standards (as well as those in several Canadian providences).

We are passionate about health education and thrilled to be partnering with you to share in that passion!

Lydia Seifert, Assistant Director of Education Services
717-848-3064 ext 267

Program Details


1. Definition of HIV & AIDS
2. Signs & symptoms
3. Difference between HIV & other viruses
4. Healthy immune response versus immune response of HIV infected system
5. Transmission of HIV & high risk behaviors
6. Common myths about HIV & AIDS
7. Prevention


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the basic function of a healthy immune system (including the role of white blood cells in destroying germs), that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and how HIV weakens the immune system (taking over t-cells) making the body more susceptible to opportunistic infections
2. Identify high-risk behaviors and body fluids through which HIV & AIDS both can and cannot be transmitted
3. Discuss the importance of teens receiving information about HIV & AIDS and prevention strategies related to HIV & AIDS (e.g. abstinence, proper use of latex condoms, etc.)

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

Pennsylvania Health, Safety, & Physical Education
10.1.9 A, B, E
10.2.9 D
10.1.12 A, B, E
10.2.12 D