Content, curriculum and learning materials

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The content of HIV and AIDS curricula should:

  • Be adapted and appropriate for various ages, levels and settings (including formal and non-formal);
  • Be integrated into the national curriculum;
  • Begin early, before the onset of sexual activity;
  • Build knowledge and skills to adopt protective behaviours and reduce vulnerabilities;
  • Focus on prevention, while also including relevant care, treatment and support issues;
  • Address stigma and discrimination, gender inequality and other structural drivers of the epidemic; and
  • Involve communities in curriculum development and revisions to ensure ownership and support.

Download EDUCAIDS implementation support tools related to content, curriculum and learning materials

Technical Briefs (pdf format)

  • Curricula for HIV and AIDS education
    (EN, FR, SP, CH, RU, AR, PT)
  • Addressing HIV-related stigma and discrimination
    (EN, FR, SP, CH, RU, AR, PT)
  • HIV and AIDS education in primary school
    (EN, FR, SP, CH, RU, AR, PT)
  • HIV and AIDS education in secondary school
    (EN, FR, SP, CH, RU, AR, PT)
  • Tertiary education responses to HIV and AIDS
    (EN, FR, SP, CH, RU, AR, PT)

Overview of Practical Resources

  • Annotated bibliography of key resources (pdf format)
    (EN, FR, PT, SP, CH, RU, AR)

Click here to access the full set of EDUCAIDS Technical Briefs and Overviews of Practical Resources for all five components.

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