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Health Education - Class 6 Science Revision Notes

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Immunisation Schedule

They are diseases that a child is immunised against before
they are 5 years.
Most of the diseases are dangerous if they infect a young child.

Immunizable Diseases

They are diseases that one can be immunised against;

  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever
  • Meningitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Measles
  • Tetanus

Hiv and Aids Testing

Reasons of getting tested

  • To overcome fear
  • To stop the spread of HIV
  • To plan your future
  • To start medication early
  • To decide on marriage partner
  • To plan for your family

Pre-test counselling; it is the testing one receives in the VCT centre before being tested.
Post-test counselling; it is the testing one receives in the VCT after being tested

Effects of HIV/AIDS to the Country

  • Reduced agricultural production
  • Poor economy
  • Death of skilled people
  • A lot of money is spent on treatment
  • Congestion in the hospitals

Effects to the Family

  • Sadness in the family
  • Family income is spent on treatment
  • Children may become orphans
  • Children may drop out of school to take care of the sick parents
  • The family may feel discriminated.

Effects of HIV to the Individual

  • Poor health
  • Poor performance
  • Spending of a lot of money
  • Feeling stigmatized

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