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Tackling the Spreading of HIV in the Ivory Co

Journal: Journal of Infectious Diseases and Pathogenesis (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 1-8

Keywords : HIV literacy and Instruction; HIV/AIDS School-Based Curricula; HIV Prevention; Open Communication about HIV/AIDS; Ivorian School Settings;

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The spread of HIV in Ivory Coast is examined to evaluate Ivorian perspectives' on which factors explicate the rising of HIV. This study reports the findings of an in-depth mixed method study with 39 teachers, 63 sixth grade students, eight school administrators, and 20 community elders. The study found that factors such as lack of condom distribution in school, high rates of sexual partner change, prostitution, enactment of abstinence education in the school-based curriculum, and lack of classrooms supplies (e.g. projections, electricity) and shortage of teaching materials (e.g. HIV movies and books), and the inadequate time devoted to HIV teaching have led to an HIV/AIDS education that is often insufficient to change either misconceptions about HIV/AIDS or risky practices. Hence people living in Ivory Coast have to get access to HIV education in order to develop life skills required to reduce their vulnerability to HIV infection.

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