Something went wrong with the connection!
 Breaking News

HIV spreads via premarital/extra-martial sex: Kerala textbook

HIV spreads via premarital/extra-martial sex: Kerala textbook
March 15
12:20 2019

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Will “pre-marital” or “extra-marital” sex lead to the transmission of deadly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)? Yes, says the 10th standard biology textbook under the state syllabus being taught in Kerala schools.

It is stated in Chapter 4 titled “Keeping Diseases Away” of the textbook that HIV can spread through “premarital/extra marital sexual contact”.

To the question, “What are the ways by which HIV spreads?”, the textbook also states that “by sharing the needle and syringe used by AIDS patients”, “through body fluids” and “from HIV-infected mother to foetus”.

The startling fact is that the textbook, prepared by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), has been used in state schools since 2016 and no teacher or school authorities had pointed out the blunder till some netizens uploaded the snippet from it on social media platforms recently.

After it had gone viral on social media, several doctors and experts objected to it.

When contacted, SCERT Director J. Prasad said the printing of the new textbook for the academic year 2019-20 is complete now and the blunder would not figure in the new edition.

“That textbook has been taught since 2016 and no one has pointed out the mistake so far,” Pasad told PTI.

“When it came to our notice, we took steps to exclude the portion in new textbooks which will be distributed to students soon,” he added. PTI

However, the official was not willing to comment further on the blunder in a school textbook.

SCERT is concerned with the academic aspects of school education including formulation of curriculum, preparation of textbooks, teachers’ handbooks and teacher training.

It advises the government on policy matters relating to school education. PTI

Comments

comments

Related Articles

E-paper Latest Edition

Subscribe to our Digital Edition

Epaper

ADVERTISEMENT – INKASA INTERIORS

Inkasa Interiors | Interior Designer in Delhi

ADVERTISEMENT – TRACY HILLS

Tracy Hills

ADVERTISEMENT – Ponderosa Homes

Ponderosa Homes

50 SPIRITUAL APPETIZERS – VINOD DHAWAN

50-ad-Indiapost

It’s a lovely book. It feels energetically clear and light. It’s easy to read, dip in and out and most importantly it offers information without fluff! Blessings on this project.

Jac O’Keeffe
Spirituality teacher based in USA.

*Available on Amazon, Flipkart & other online stores*

ADVERTISEMENT – Star Tours

Star Tours

ADVERTISEMENT – Global Holidays

Global Holidays Early Bird Discounts

POPULAR CATEGORIES

Follow us On Twitter

#BreakingNews -- Anytime now, PM @narendramodi to address the nation with an 'important message'. | #narendermodi
h J R
@Indiapost_News
Watch @frankislam in conversation with Capt Krishan Sharma about his journey. #SouthAsiaMonitor #WashingtonCalling… https://t.co/U1YSvlV0cI
h J R
@Indiapost_News
On the anniversary of their martyrdom day, we salute the sacrifice by our Indian national heroes Shaheed-E-Azam Bha… https://t.co/I7S8ed6SU7
h J R
@Indiapost_News

Facebook

Subscribe To Our Mailing List

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Subscribe to IndiaPost by Email

Download Media Kit