Standards for STD/HIV prevention curricula in secondary schools.This is a checklist of 63 standards that school officials and educators can use to evaluate their existing STD/HIV prevention education programs or to develop new curricula and materials.
These standards include topics, messages, and learning approaches. They emphasize health-enhancing behaviors as opposed to biomedical bi·o·med·i·cal
1. Of or relating to biomedicine.
2. Of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical sciences. information. They also reflect a teaching approach that is based on the common characteristics of sexual risk-prevention programs that have proven effective over the years.
These standards reflect current information about the epidemic epidemic, outbreak of disease that affects a much greater number of people than is usual for the locality or that spreads to regions where it is ordinarily not present. and disease as well as the philosophies, goals, and methodologies of current school-based STD/HIV prevention education programs. They are based on an analysis of professional literature as well as interviews with health scientists and STD/HIV prevention educators.
The standards were originally published in the August/September 1989 SIECUS SIECUS Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States Report, at the close of first decade of the HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome pandemic pandemic /pan·dem·ic/ (pan-dem´ik)
1. a widespread epidemic of a disease.
2. widely epidemic.
Epidemic over a wide geographic area.
n. . This is the first update.