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Teen Group in Sri Lanka Provides Counseling for Peers


Reuters (07/16/99)

Ten Sri Lankan teenagers have joined together to educate their peers about sexually transmitted diseases, particularly HIV and AIDS. Sri Lankan officials say the number of teenagers seeking help treatment for STDs has risen in recent years; however, specific figures were not provided. The teen educators plan to hold a workshop where 500 participants, mainly students, will hear lectures by health and social workers. The students also hope to get funding from international organizations to help them distribute questionnaires about STDs among schools in Colombo.


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