Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome education in schools

Catherine Wilfert, Donna T. Beck, Alan R. Fleischman, Lynne M. Mofenson, Robert H. Pantell, S. Kenneth Schonberg, Gwendolyn B Scott, Martin W. Sklaire, Patricia N. Whitley-Williams, Martha F. Rogers

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Abstract

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic has grown during the past 15 years. Education remains a critical component of our efforts to prevent HIV infection/AIDS in school children and young adults. To accomplish this goal, school personnel should receive updated information about HIV infection/AIDS so that accurate teaching on this topic can be included in the K-12 health education curriculum. Informed pediatricians and nurses can serve as important resources for school health services and administration to provide current information for the curriculum. Each community should have a school health advisory committee that enlists community support and provides input to health education programs in schools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933-935
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume101
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Wilfert, C., Beck, D. T., Fleischman, A. R., Mofenson, L. M., Pantell, R. H., Schonberg, S. K., Scott, G. B., Sklaire, M. W., Whitley-Williams, P. N., & Rogers, M. F. (1998). Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome education in schools. Pediatrics, 101(5), 933-935. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.101.5.933