AIDS in the United States was first detected by Center for Disease Control in the Los Angeles area as early as 1981 where it first appeared as simple case of pneumonia among homosexuals ( Gottlieb, 2006). I wanted to educate the subject about AIDS and how it is prevented by practicing safe sex or abstinence. We sat in one of the empty classrooms and I started off discussing all about AIDS and how to avoid acquiring this infection. The group was interested on the subject and some boys asked questions to clear some misconceptions about AIDS. Apparently, this was their first encounter with a discussion regarding this sensitive topic. It can also be inferred that some of the boys have sexual experience due to the nature of questions they have asked.
Most of the participants were teen-age boys identified as : Justin Thomas, Deshawn Harris, and Devon Rainey. They are all 18 years of age and classmates of my nephew. The boys were cooperative and agreed to be join the lecture/discussion because they trust my nephew. They asked smart questions that enhanced this experiential activity.
The Activities and Presentation
At the beginning of the presentation, I gave the group of an overview of AIDS. I started with a definition of AIDS. I explained that it stands for: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome while HIV means Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus. I also explained that HIV is spread through infection via blood , semen or vaginal fluid.