• NTPS follows the state guidelines for AIDS education in schools. See RCW 28A.230.070 - AIDS education in public schools for more information.

    What is HIV?

    • The virus called Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) causes AIDS by damaging the body's immune system, which normally protects people from disease.

    What is AIDS?

    • A viral syndrome which affects the immune system, making HIV infected persons susceptible to various diseases that would not harm a healthy immune system. It may take an HIV infected person up to 10 years before showing symptoms of AIDS.
    • AIDS has a very high death rate. Currently, there is no cure.

    Download the NTPS HIV/AIDS Facts for Students, Parents, and Educators brochure (PDF) - Grades 5-12