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Who can we believe?

This section explores how HIV and AIDS is represented in the media around the world, and the grounding this has in fact. The section specifically looks at newspaper headlines and their accuracy when compared to the figures available on HIV and AIDS. Whilst newspaper headlines have been chosen here, discussions can extend to views acquired through other sources, for example soap operas, television reports, magazines.

Possible launch activity: Introduction to life expectancy and populations.

In activity three, encourage students to create headlines as a journalist in different parts of the world.

Additional activity: Why not test your students understanding of the information given by downloading A Quiz on HIV/AIDS. Click here for the answers.