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Strategies of HIV/AIDS prevention at schools in subsaharean Africa: horizon 2000--the situation in Cote d'Ivoire.


Int Conf AIDS. 1998;12:164-5 (abstract no. 13390). Unique Identifier :

ISSUE: Campaigns at schools as far aids is concerned must go beyond simple informations and slogans/catchwords. PROJECT: This project aims at the promotion to the right of young people access to informations. These informations must be adapted to their sexual education need so as to preserve their health. We notice, during our survey that 85% of teenagers, girls and boys in a total of 1208 students sexually active demand that informations on HIV/AIDS must differ from empty words of sensitization. This, the production of school materials and syllabus must be reviewed and adapted to african context. RESULTS: Throughout our campaigns in a chosen school during the academic year 1996-97, we have noticed no case of pregnancy and only two alleged cases of sexual harassment and abuse. See table: TABULAR DATA, SEE ABSTRACT VOLUME The students have effectively been involved the fight and programme. The campaigns meetings take place every wednesday afternoon and saturday morning. Eventually they have produced a final document which set the subjects of sexual educal teaching in the gramework of MCE (Moral and Civic Education) LESSONS LEARNED: This programme showed to be efficient when applied with the participation of the targeted population--the students--and the effective support to the NGDS which struggle to reduce the rate of AIDS contamination in Africa. Dearing in mind that the school context is the most precarious and exposed zone to contact HIV/AIDS.

MEETING ABSTRACTS Adolescence Child Cote d'Ivoire Female Human HIV Infections/*PREVENTION & CONTROL Male *Preventive Health Services *Primary Prevention Schools Sex Education


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