With the announcement earlier this week of a possible breakthrough in finding a vaccine against HIV, I thought I’d put together a quick list of related resources that are accessible to English Language Learners.
This is not by any means exhaustive, and I’m hopeful readers will contribute additional links. They’re not in any particular order. Some of these sites are probably not appropriate for younger students.
Here are my choices for The Best Web Resources For Learning About HIV & AIDS (and are accessible to English Language Learners):
The CBBC Newsround, as usual, has an excellent feature on AIDS that’s very accessible to ELL’s. It’s called What is Aids?
Evolution Of AIDS comes from the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail.
AIDS- 25 Years is an Associated Press interactive. This feature, like the one at The Globe and Mail, is a few years old, but still contains a lot of useful information.
Here’s a exercise on AIDS designed for ELL’s.
Here’s a simple reading and quiz designed for ELL’s titled Is it Difficult to Catch HIV/AIDS?
HIV: How can I protect myself? is a cloze (gap-fill) exercise for ELL’s.
Patient Voices: AIDS and H.I.V. is from The New York times and shares short interviews with people diagnosed with HIV. It might only be accessible to high Intermediate ELL’s.
Hope: Living and Loving With HIV in Jamaica is an exceptionally touching presentation.
National Geographic has an extensive multmedia feature on AIDS in Africa.
Here’s a Webquest titled It Won’t Happen To Me! that’s designed for ELL’s.
CBS News has an impressive interactive titled AIDS: The Modern Pandemic.
AIDS In Uganda is a slideshow from The New York Times.
30 years of fighting AIDS is an infographic from The Orange County Register.
AIDS Treatment: Search For The Elusive Cure is an Associated Press interactive.
The fight against AIDS, 30 years on is a chart from The Economist.
Emory University has introduced AIDSVu, an interactive map that provides a detailed view of the number of people living with an HIV diagnosis in the United States by state and county.
The Graying of AIDS is a TIME slideshow.
AIDS treatment: Global leaders recommit to AIDS fight is an interactive from The Associated Press.
The Photo That Changed The Face Of AIDS is from NPR.
Timeline: Key Moments In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS is from NPR.
Track The Spread Of AIDS Across The Globe is an interactive from NPR.
The Washington Post published this story of a man working with a Finnish broadcasting company to “to demonstrate both what it is like to live with HIV-related stigma and raise awareness of HIV.”
Charlie Sheen disclosed he has HIV. Here’s the state of the disease in America. is from The Washington Post.
— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 2, 2016
Stigma remains a big barrier to stopping HIV/AIDS.
— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 1, 2016
— BBC iWonder (@BBCiWonder) December 1, 2016
World AIDS Day Exhibit Celebrates Youth ‘Living With’ HIV is from NBC News.
Suggestions are always welcome.