AIDS is one of the leading causes of death among Americans aged 25 to 44 according to the CDC. It is widely believed that most people in their twenties who have AIDS actually became infected with HIV in their teenage years.
Act Smart can help
young people make smart decisions and develop healthy behaviors to
prevent HIV and AIDS and gain a sense of compassion for persons living
with HIV or AIDS. The curriculum is divided into three units:
for ages 6 to 9, 10 to 13, and 14 to 17.
The Party video
package provides HIV prevention education materials for people ages
13 to 15. The Party can help youth enhance their decision making skills
related to HIV prevention. Issues raised include peer pressure,
alcohol and drug use, sexual activity, and self-respect.