Educating Girls Necessary To Preventing HIV, Friends Of The Global Fight Intern Says
Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Back to School: Educating Girls to Fight HIV
Aria Vyas, intern at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the role of education in preventing HIV among girls. Vyas notes, “A quality education is essential for children, but for girls at risk of HIV/AIDS, it is a necessary and lifesaving measure. … A formal education gives girls valuable and relevant information that allows them to make informed decisions that reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV. … If we want women to have a seat at the table, we need to help girls get a desk in the classroom…” (8/8).