Schoolchildren in N.J. Get Booklets on AIDS

Associated Press

The state of New Jersey, hoping to curb the spread of AIDS, said Monday it is distributing booklets on the deadly disease to schoolchildren.

Steven Saunders, a state Health Department educator, said that New Jersey is the first state in the nation to take such action.

The 16-page illustrated booklet tells how a person can contract AIDS and how the immune system works, and it describes the signs of AIDS infection. A list of phone numbers for more information is included. The booklet is published in large print and is written at a fourth-grade level, he said.

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