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Love Games try to help raise awareness of HIV in Zambia




 

At the Munali Secondary School in Lusaka, an unusual youth club is under way. All eyes are on Humphrey Chileshe, a facilitator who uses sign language to lead an open and frank discussion on topics that are usually taboo here in Zambia, such as promiscuity, abuse, HIV and contraception.
 
For the young people in the group, most of whom are deaf and are not reached by other HIV prevention campaigns, the session provides a welcome opportunity to gain knowledge and share experiences.
 
This 'Safe Love' club is part of a wider campaign, run by a USAID-funded programme called Communications Support for Health (CSH), which centres on a popular TV drama called Love Games.

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