Exposure to a National HIV-Prevention Program Linked To Lower Risk of Infection for South African Youth

London, S.
December 2005
International Family Planning Perspectives;Dec2005, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p200
Academic Journal
The article discusses findings from surveys of adolescents conducted between March and August 2003 in South Africa eliciting information about their sexual behavior and their exposure to programs of a national HIV prevention campaign called loveLife. The researchers concluded that although levels of behaviors that protect against HIV infection may be rising among South African youth, they are still not high enough to substantially curtail the epidemic. They are of the mind that, given the likely interaction among the risk factors studied, prevention efforts must be comprehensive.


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