Early intervention: HIV/AIDS programs for school-aged youth

Case Studies & Research
Washington DC
79 p.

This study is an effort to identify low-cost HIV/AIDS awareness programs in in-school as well as community-based settings that target school-age children and particularly adolescent and pre-adolescent youth. The primary objective is to determine the transferability of alternative and community-based programs to a larger scale through programs that use schools as a point of delivery. By sharing information, other programs, either active in HIV/AIDS education or beginning to plan for such programs, can gain from the experiences and information provided. Two promising programs were selected for in-depth review: a community-based outreach program for out-of-school youths in Zambia; and a school-based program in the Cameroon developed through the U.S. Peace Corps. The two programs are very different in their approach of HIV/AIDS prevention and offer a good balance of strategies.

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