Youth e-coll@borating in HIV/AIDS prevention
HIV/AIDS education for young people is getting more and more important in the global efforts to reduce HIV infection.
Providing kids and teens with basic AIDS education enables them to protect themselves from becoming infected.
AIDS education is important for ensuring that they are prepared for situations that will put them at risk as they grow older. Acquiring knowledge and skills encourages young people to avoid or reduce behaviors that carry a risk of HIV infection. AIDS education can also help reducing discrimination, which plays significant role in prevention.
Family, friends, peers, community, different media all influence young people, and it is important that they convey accurate educational information about HIV and AIDS.