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HIV Prevention for Rural Youth in Edo State. Research Feedback to Communities. Where does our information come from?. In 30 schools, questionnaires were completed by All JSS students 2-3 teachers in each school In 9 schools Students participated in focus group discussions.

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Hiv prevention for rural youth in edo state

HIV Prevention for Rural Youth in Edo State

Research Feedback to Communities


Where does our information come from
Where does our information come from?

  • In 30 schools, questionnaires were completed by

    • All JSS students

    • 2-3 teachers in each school

  • In 9 schools

    • Students participated in focus group discussions.

    • 2 - 3 teachers were interviewed.

  • Brief ethnographies were done in 10 communities.


Is hiv aids in our communities
Is HIV/AIDS in our communities?

  • Very few people know someone infected with HIV/AIDS

  • Some communities feel safe from HIV

    BUT

  • You cannot tell if someone is infected

  • There may be people infected in our communities.

  • There are people infected in Edo State.


What is being done
What is being done?

In JSS schools:

  • All teachers feel it is important to teach about HIV

  • Most teachers are teaching about HIV

    BUT

  • They need training and resources


Hiv prevention for rural youth in edo state

What do JSS students know about HIV and AIDS?

Students’ knowledge is poor.

They don’t know enough to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS.

Girls know less than boys about HIV/AIDS.


What are the attitudes of jss students
What are the attitudes of JSS students?

  • More than ¼ of students believe they are ready to engage in sex.

  • Half say they would have sex with someone they liked.


Pressure to engage in sex
Pressure to Engage in Sex

  • Many youth feel pressured to have sex by friends, family, older community members, and gifts.

  • Girls reported pressure more than boys.

  • Some girls reported being forced to have sex.


Are jss students engaging in sex
Are JSS students engaging in sex?

  • 50% of JSS boys and 38% of girls have already had sex

  • Boys begin sex younger than girls

  • Some boys are having sex with primary school girls

  • Few boys and girls use condoms.


From the ethnographies we learned that
From the Ethnographies We Learned That

  • Adults know that boys and girls are sexually active.

    ALSO

  • Many youth have multiple sex partners.

  • Few boys and girls use condoms

    • supply and quality are poor: “condoms we get burst”.

      These increase their risk of HIV infection.


In our communities
In Our Communities

  • People are aware of HIV/AIDS.

    BUT

  • They believe that you can get infected from

    • mosquito bites,

    • close breathing between infected and non-infected persons,

    • touching an infected person,

    • eating with an infected person.

      These are incorrect beliefs.


During the ethnographies
During the ethnographies

People demanded educational campaigns to improve knowledge and awareness of HIV and AIDS.

Young people reported that they need role models and guidance from parents, teachers, and professionals on sexuality issues.


Hiv prevention for rural youth in edo state

What next?

Between now and 2011

  • Teachers in all JSS schools will be trained to deliver Family Life and HIV Education.

  • Youth Corpers will be working with some communities to empower them in HIV prevention, especially HIV prevention for youth.