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Apply the following refusal skills to write a response to Kyle. Use each refusal skill. 1. Say no in a firm voice. 2. Explain why you are refusing. 3. Suggest alternatives to the proposed activity. 4. Back up your words with body language. 5. Leave if necessary. Refusal Skills: Lines of Defense Juliana has been dating Kyle for several months. She has already explained to Kyle that she wants to remain abstinent, and until now he has respected her decision. Kyle says, “Hey, Jules, let’s skip the movie tonight and check out the party at my buddy’s house. His folks are gone, and I hear there’s going to be a band!” Juliana responds, “It sounds like fun, but I don’t know your buddy and it’s pretty far away.” “No problem, I’ll protect you!” Kyle laughs. “In fact, we’ll finally have a chance to spend some time alone.” Juliana is worried about what might happen. Applying Health Skills Refusal Skills. Construct a table similar to the one on page 656. Use this table to list reasons to say no to pressure to engage in sexual activity. Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary 1. Which STDs might not present noticeable symptoms? 2. Analyze and explain the harmful effects of two common STDs on fetuses and infants. 3. Where can a person go for treatment of an STD? Thinking Critically 4. Compare and Contrast. Describe symptoms of gonorrhea and genital herpes for males and females. 5. Analyzing. Public policies enable health officials to locate and contact sexual partners of people who have been diagnosed with an STD. How do these policies help with the prevention and treatment of STDs? health.glencoe.com HS_HEALTH_U08_C25_L2 12/8/03 5:36 PM Page 657
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VOCABULARY acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) opportunistic infection HIV and AIDS YOU’LL LEARN TO Explain how HIV affects and destroys the immune system. Identify behaviors known to transmit HIV. Analyze the relationship between unsafe behaviors, refusal skills, and the risk of HIV. n July 1981 an outbreak of a rare form of skin cancer known as I Kaposi’s (KAY-puh-seez) sarcoma was reported. At the same time, doctors began seeing unusual infections among otherwise healthy individuals. About a year later, the CDC labeled the disease , or a disease in which the immune system of the patient is weakened . That year more than 1,600 cases were reported and almost 700 deaths resulted from the newly identified disease. In 1983 the , or a virus that attacks the immune sys- tem , was confirmed as the cause. In 2000, AIDS was the fifth lead- ing cause of death among adults from 25 to 44 years old. Teens at Risk n the United States the overall rate of new cases of HIV infection I has fallen slightly since 1985, and new drug therapies help AIDS patients live longer. As a result, some people have a false sense that AIDS is no longer the problem it once was. However, data indicates that although new AIDS cases are declining among the population as a whole, there has been no decline in the number of diagnosed HIV infections among youth from 13 to 24 years old. In fact, teens have
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