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.
MSNBC has a similar map.
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.
HIV Epidemic– Vietnam is an interactive from The Wall Street Journal.
Hope: Living and Loving With HIV in Jamaica is an exceptionally touching presentation.
National Geographic has an extensive multmedia feature on AIDS in Africa.
The Face Of Aids is a slideshow from MSNBC.
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.
Marking World AIDS Day is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.
AIDS In Uganda is a slideshow from The New York Times.
“The Quest For A Vaccine” is a Wall Street Journal interactive timeline of the quest for an HIV vaccine.
“Get Offers New Hope In HIV Fight” is the title of a Wall Street Journal slideshow.
LIFE has published a special feature showing several HIV & AIDS-related slideshows.
The 23rd World AIDS Day is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.
World Aids Day 2010 is a series of photos from The Sacramento Bee.
30 years of fighting AIDS is an infographic from The Orange County Register.
Living With AIDS is a Wall Street Journal interactive.
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 Changing Face Of AIDS is an impressively done infographic from GOOD Magazine.
World AIDS Day 2011 is a photo gallery from the Sacramento Bee.
HIV and Aids: interactive timeline of a global crisis is from The Guardian.
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.
Suggestions are always welcome.