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HIV Education and HIV Prevention Amongst South African Youth

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Dion Harris

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of HIV Education and HIV Prevention Amongst South African Youth

Double click anywhere & add an idea HIV/AIDS and Sex Education
Prevention in South Africa Sites of Education
NGOs & Clinics
Mass Media School-based limitations

Teachers are uncomfortable teaching
sexuality to students
Teachers often do not have the skills
and knowledge to tackle the task
Curriculum used is sometimes
developed abroad and are not culturally
Issues with Parent-child Education
Based on a model of western parenting
which is at odds in a South African contexts
Complications involving adolescent rebellion
Four elements for improved sucess of Interventions
Moving beyond individual levels of knowledge to address social and structural factors underlying HIV risk
Adopt structural approaches that can alter the context of youth's HIV risk
Change social norms related to HIV risk and behavior
Engage schools differently in HIV prevention

"It is simply not enough to teach anatomy and condom self-efficacy"- Nikia Braxton

There is a complex link between formal sexuality education and the adoption of its messages (Francis, 2010).
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