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Educational Programs To Minimize Risk Behaviors Among Young People Needed For Global Progress Against HIV

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Generational shift threatens global progress against HIV
Anick Supplice Dupuy, executive director of PSI/Haiti

“…Haiti faces a new challenge in its drive to stamp out HIV: young people who are becoming increasingly blasé about the virus even as they become more sexually active, sometimes trading sexual favors for everyday items like a moto-taxi ride, cell phone minutes, or even for school uniforms. … In addition to boosting funding for education, it’s important that those working on HIV education keep in mind a key target population: parents. … If we can increase educational programs and persuade parents — in Haiti and around the world — to offer guidance and help to minimize risky behaviors then young people may stop seeing sex as a commodity and take better care of their health and their future” (4/13).

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