Learning and teaching about AIDS at school

Young people are especially vulnerable to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). They are also vulnerable as regards drug use (and not just injected drugs). Even if they are not engaging in risk behaviors today, they may soon be exposed to situations that put them at risk. Very often they cannot talk easily or at all about AIDS, or about the risk behaviors that can lead to HIV infection, at home or in their community. However, most of them do attend school at some point, and school is an entry point where these topics – often difficult to discuss elsewhere - can be addressed.

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