272pp, rev. ed.
HIV/AIDS is not anything new to our young people. Over two decades of initiatives by world communities to contain the spread of the virus have not yielded encouraging results. The Indian Community has a rich value system. Any intervention to contain the spread of lifestyle diseases should be culture specific, academically sound and socially acceptable.
The book highlights the role of teachers and ToTs in imparting life skill education based on value system for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS. Apart from evolving a viable plan of action, the author has also developed a curriculum that can be adapted by the education system in the country.
This volume will be of immense use to teachers, policy makers, NGOs, HIV and family counsellors and those involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Professor Gracious Thomas is Director of the School of Continuing Education at IGNOU, New Delhi. He is pioneer in introducing HIV/AIDS, Family Life Education and Social Work in Indian higher education system through distance learning mode. Dr. Thomas is advisor to the Indian Parliamentary Forum on HIV/AIDS. He is also Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care at Vatican. He has over sixty books to his credit - twelve authored and the rest edited by him.
A Profile of HIV/AIDS
Role of Teachers in Life Skill Education
Global and National Scenario
State Efforts in HIV Prevention
Strategies for Prevention and Control of HIV
Curriculum for Life Skill Education
National AIDS Prevention and Control Policy
National Blood Policy