HIV remains a major concern in Kenya among all segments of the population, including adolescents. New ways of delivering HIV information and services are therefore needed, especially to reach young people and encourage them to take up counselling and testing to know their sero-status. The APHIA II Operations Research Project collaborated with the Ministry of Education, Well Told Story, and the National AIDS and STD Control Programme to implement a project to enhance communication in schools about HIV and create demand for early counseling and testing. The project also sought to create a supportive environment in schools for young people living with HIV by addressing stigma and discrimination and developing the capacity of school-based caregivers (school nurses, matrons, and guidance and counseling teachers) on HIV care and support. The study found that using a combination of innovative entertainment and educational materials and activities can stimulate young people’s interest in HIV information and increase knowledge.
"Using youth-friendly communication approaches to communicate HIV/AIDS with young people is feasible and acceptable," APHIA II Operations Research Project in Kenya OR Summary. Nairobi: Population Council, 2011.
AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA II) Operations Research Project
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