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Lectures for AIDS prevention

World Foundation Aids Research and Prevention Japan Office are eager to have partnership with schools to give lectures on the theme of "what is really needed for children for AIDS prevention".We think it is important to talk with them and create more opportunities to direct contact in order to reach their heart, rather than just to give them specialized knowledge.Every year, we have fruitful activities through productive discussion with children at elementary schools, junior high schools and high schools as well as their parents.

Lectures for AIDS prevention at Osato Reseach Institute

Lectures for AIDS prevention at Osato Reseach Institute

In Ono-cho, thanks to support of Ono-town and dedicated teachers, every year sixth grade children of two elementary schools visit us to study about AIDS at our place. We had six lectures with Ono-Kita elementary school and two lectures with Ono-Nishi elementary schools. We are looking forward to receiving inquiries from other schools!

Past Examples

Lectures for Junior and Senior High School Students

Lectures for Junior and Senior High School Students

From Spring 2007 to end of 2008, we visited four schools in Gifu (Yamagata high school, Kuze high school, Nagamori-Minami Junior high school and Motosu-Shoyo high school) and studied on AIDS with them.It is important to know how to protect ourselves against HIV for any age groups, but especially for children at this age it is essential to cope with this issue as their own immediate problem.

Past Examples

For adults

For adults

We received a request of lecture for the staff at children's advocates "Jushin-ryo".The children's advocates is a welfare facility for children whose parents cannot or should not raise them at home for various reasons.One of the staff got to know about us through the TV program and visited us since we are in same town.Thanks to her action, we could have an opportunity to do this lecture.


We would like to express our gratitude to all the high school students who sent us their thoughts and impressions. The following are some of the comments we received.

Comments from MOTOSU high school students

  • I came to feel what a truly difficult disease AIDS is. For example, you cannot tell whether you are infected with HIV without testing, nor can you tell when the AIDS symptoms will begin. Therefore, I came to realize that the most important thing is the prevention of HIV/AIDS before infection since it is still an incurable disease. (Female Senior)
  • Although I did not have a specific interest in HIV/AIDS before, I have come to realize that it is a matter which concerns all of us. I was surprised by the fact that the treatment of AIDS patients in Japan costs two-million yen per year, but I was impressed by the positive outlook of the patients who continue to fight this incurable disease. (Male Senior)
  • I first read about AIDS in a book and on my mobile phone, but I never felt any personal connection to the disease. However, the fact that there are cases of HIV infection in Gifu Prefecture shocked me. I am relieved though that I can prevent myself from becoming infected. I have a boyfriend now and like him a lot. I would like to keep a good relationship with him. (Female Junior)
  • When I was a junior high school student, every year we made flags of red ribbons but I always wondered what they symbolized. Thanks to your presentation I finally came to understand what they meant. I came to realize that the red ribbon is an important symbol which represents comprehension of the virus and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. (Female Junior)
  • Although national health insurance can cover the cost of HIV/AIDS treatment for some people, I think that the experience of undergoing treatment must be extremely difficult both psychologically and financially. Therefore I believe that it is important to know how to prevent this disease and to show the patients our understanding. (Female Senior)
  • I thought Aids has nothing to do with myself, but today I felt it is very important issue to me. There is a risk of infection for everybody including myself, so I would like to be careful about my own behavior. (Male Junior)
  • I could concentrate fully on the conference since the demonstrations were easy to understand. I will never forget what I learned today about preventing HIV infection. (Male Sophomore)
  • In listening to the presentation, there were various things that surprised me. In many other countries people suffer from HIV/AIDS needlessly because they do not have access to proper medical care. I feel lucky to have been born in Japan because even if I did become infected with HIV, I would be able to receive effective treatment. Since currently AIDS awareness in Japan is low compared with other countries, I feel I need to be more conscious of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (Male Junior)

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