This resource was created to supplement the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and World Affairs Council - Seattle's Annual Educator Workshop 2021,
The World Affairs Council - Seattle, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center present this resource guide addressing common misconceptions, and stigma associated with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The guide outlines educational frameworks, concepts, and learning objectives within a mixed social studies and health curriculum focused on HIV and AIDS. Various resources are provided throughout the guide, to better educate about the topic.
Beginning with a brief history of the epidemic and references to actions taken by local and national public health departments and officials, the guide goes on to present community response to the disease and how activist, and artists helped to craft a new message of what HIV and AIDS mean. Advances in biomedical sciences are referenced, in addition to policy implementation by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which are helping inform communities, and combat the stigma the disease continues to have.