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JAMAICA: AIDS Awareness Workshop Organised for High-School Students




 

Jamaica Gleaner (Kingston) (05.18.2013)

The Hanover Parish AIDS Association (HPAA) in Jamaica recently organized an in-school youth workshop for more than 20 students from Rusea’s High School and Rhodes Hall High School. The workshop covered basic facts about HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), peer pressure, and abstinence. According to Sandina Williams, HPAA president, the workshop’s purpose was to discuss HIV and STI prevention and to educate students about the consequences of early sexual activity. She said that HPAA planned to hold additional workshops for other schools and to launch a program for at-risk youth in the parish.



 


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