Teachers Resources

We want young people to have a better understanding of the realities of living with HIV and to know how to protect themselves from infection.

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We've therefore produced a practical resource for teachers providing suggestions on how to integrate HIV into the national curriculum for different subjects within key stages three and four.  It includes lesson plans, ideas for assemblies and HIV fact sheets.



Our World AIDS Day (WAD) 2016 assembly focusses on life with HIV in the UK today. The assembly features some experiences of people living with HIV, including young people. 

WAD 2016 Assembly – PowerPoint slides and PDF version

WAD 2016 Assembly – Speaker notes


Also see our HIV timeline - You may want to print and display the timeline at your school for WAD or encourage teachers to go through the timeline during a PSHE lesson.

WAD 2016 HIV timeline - PowerPoint slides and PDF Version

FEEDBACK: Please tell us what you think about our World AIDS Day 2016 resources!


Social Media:

Does your school have an official social media account? If so let us know that you’ve used the World AIDS Day assembly and timeline:

Twitter: @Nat_AIDS_Trust

Facebook: NAT (National AIDS Trust)

Instagram: @nationalaidstrust


WAD Lesson Plan

For WAD 2015 we produced a unique lesson plan on HIV in the UK today. You can still use this in alongside the 2016 assembly.

WAD 2015 Lesson - Teachers' lesson notes

WAD 2015 Lesson - Case studies

WAD 2015 Lesson - Teachers' case study notes 

WAD 2015 Lesson - Worksheet

NAT Schools Pack

Introduction & Legal Obligations
HIV Facts
HIV Facts - Lesson Quiz
Activity Ideas and Lesson Plans - part 1
Activity Ideas and Lesson Plans - part 2
Activity Ideas and Lesson Plans - part 3
Teaching about HIV in PSHE
Assembly Ideas, Creating Displays & Getting Involved

If you have any queries please contact policyandcampaigns@nat.org.uk

Other resources

HIV in Schools

This CHIVA guidance addresses the pastoral care needs of children living with HIV in schools.  CHIVA also has information on becoming HIV friendly schools

Positive? Attitudes to and Awareness of HIV

In collaboration with NAT, The International Planned Parenthood Federation has produced an additional resource for teachers: 'Positive? Attitudes to and Awareness of HIV.'  The resource cuts across four curriculum focus areas: Science, English/Media, Citizenship and PSHE and is available to download here. The resource is free to all UK schools and has a downloadable iphone/android app and a game at www.learningpositive.com/game/

You can also visit the website for more information at www.learningpositive.com


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NAT, Headlong Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith have produced an education pack for schools exploring some of the questions raised by the Pulitzer Prize winning play Angels in America.

The aim of this resource is to engage young people on subjects including HIV and homophobia through the medium of drama, and to encourage debate and discussion on the issues raised by Angels in America. The education pack is available free of charge to all secondary schools and can be downloaded here.

To share your thoughts and experiences on education and HIV please contact: policyandcampaigns@nat.org.uk



To find out more about sex and relationships education in schools please read about the issue here.

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