SOUTHERN AFRICA: HIV prevention for youth – it’s complicated

Here is a report from southern Africa including Tanzanian.  Many of the issues discussed in this report are addressed and considered with the
Tanzania youth who participate in the GSC Youth HIV/AIDS and Peer Education Program.

Photo: Obinna Anyadike/IRIN

[www.irinnews.org]

JOHANNESBURG, 19 November 2010 (PlusNews) – When it comes to understanding what drives HIV infections among young people in southern Africa, the epicentre of the global AIDS pandemic, why not ask young people themselves?

A five-country study by the Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT) in partnership with the Health Economics and AIDS Research Division (HEARD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal did just that, and the picture that has emerged is more complex than many prevention programmes targeting youth have allowed for.

 

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