The HIV epidemic has transformed the childhood, youth and adulthood of millions globally. Over three million children and 38 million adults are infected with HIV worldwide.
Education Ministers and representatives from forty-eight Commonwealth countries met in Edinburgh from 27-30 October 2003 for the 15th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (15CCEM). One of the six action areas discussed was mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS in Education.
This document is a review of sixty life skills education (LSE) and HIV/AIDS materials used in life skills education of young adolescents in twelve countries in the ESAR region. It assesses the myths and biases young people may have internalized regarding HIV/AIDS.
In April 2000 the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) initiated an exercise aimed at identifying effective responses by education systems to the effects of HIV/AIDS on the education structures of countries in sub-Saharan Africa.