Objective: HIV positive Ava Johnson is a single black woman whose successful business and social life have been devastated by her diagnosis. Even with all the new drugs and treatments being HIV positive is a difficult situation. This lesson will look at HIV and AIDS.
1. Class discussion. What does being HIV positive mean? What does having AIDS mean? How can one become infected with the virus? How many people in the world are HIV positive? What types of people are HIV positive? Is life over when one becomes HIV positive? How does one live being HIV positive?
2. Homework. Students will research HIV and AIDS writing a paper on the history and implications of it in one's life.
3. Group work. In groups have students list ways in which one's life would change with a diagnosis of being HIV positive. Groups may share their ideas with the class.
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