Preventing the Spread of Sickness

Preventing the Spread of Sickness

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TIME: 1 hour


  • Participants will understand the way that germs are spread through respiratory and
  • droplet transmission
  • Participants will understand the importance of soap in the elimination of viral germs
  • Participants will be able to name 5 practices for preventing the spread of respiratory
  • viruses to others 


  • A bowl of water (preferably with a light-colored interior, like white or yellow)
  • Black pepper
  • Soap (preferably the more normal kind used in that particular setting)
  • Glitter
  • “Do the 5!” handout
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Prevention: the successes and the challenges

Prevention: the successes and the challenges

by Dr Peter Deutschmann -  University of Melbourne, Australia


This paper has been prepared for the Micah Network Conference 2002: Integral Mission and HIV/AIDS. It explores successes in HIV prevention based on sound evidence of what works. The conference presentation of this paper will focus more specifically on what works in HIV prevention among those most vulnerable to HIV infection, namely:

  • People who in inject drugs
  • Female sex workers and their clients, and
  • Expectant mothers and their infants

For each of these groups challenges to future successful interventions are identified.

These will form the basis of exercises for group work following the presentation of this paper at the conference.

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