Civic Education SS1 First Term

Week 5


Performance objectives

The student should be able to:

1.Meaning of HIV and AIDS

2.Causes of HIV and AIDS


Meaning of HIV and AIDS

HIV means Human Immune-deficiency Virus and AIDS means Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is a disease of the human system caused by HIV. By damaging one’s immune system, HIV interferes with the body’s ability to fight the organisms that cause disease.

HIV is a sexually transmitted infection. It can also be spread by contact with infected blood or from mother to child during pregnancy.

Causes of HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS is transmitted through various channels, they include:

1. During sexual acts: Unprotected sex with someone already carrying HIV has accounted for a greater number of cases of HIV infection worldwide.

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