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Resources for Teachers: World AIDS Day 2017

In anticipation of World AIDS Day on the 1st of December, LGBT Youth Scotland are releasing resources to help schools and teachers share relevant information with their learners. They have been developed in collaboration with HIV Scotland and feature statistics, campaigns, information and personal stories about life in Scotland for those living with HIV.

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st of December every year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

  • In Scotland, more than 5000 people are living with HIV.
  • Every month, there are 2 new HIV diagnoses in the 15-24 age group in Scotland
  • 60% of young people in the UK do not remember receiving any HIV information in school


Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, around 350 people a year are diagnosed with HIV in Scotland and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.

World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

If you are working with a young person looking for information or support (or you are a young person yourself), find out about our local youth groups here and our online digital youth work service here.

For press enquiries, contact communications@lgbtyouth.org.uk 

* Please note that you must be using the desktop version of the site to download the resources.

Resources for World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day Primary Assembly

World AIDS Day Secondary Assembly

World AIDS Day Classroom Activity

World AIDS Day Activity – Michael’s Story

World AIDS Day Activity – Michael’s Story facilitator notes

World AIDS Day Activity – Quiz

World AIDS Day Activity – Quiz Answers

World AIDS Day Activity – True/False

World AIDS Day Activity – True/False answers

World AIDS Day Activity – Undetectable campaigns

World AIDS Day Activity – Undetectable news 1

World AIDS Day Activity – Undetectable news 2

HIV Scotland Education report

HIV Scotland Education poster