Extracurricular School-Based Social Change Communication Program Associated with Reduced HIV Infection Among Young Women in South Africa


Saul Johnson
Sarah Magni
Ziphozonke Dube
Susan Goldstein

This retrospective evaluation sought to understand the long-term impact of an extracurricular, school-based HIV prevention programme that leveraged off a mass media television "edutainment" series in South Africa. The study looked at young women who had taken part in the programme because of its focus on that population's vulnerability to HIV in South Africa, where a national HIV prevalence survey found that 5.6% of young women aged 15-19 years were infected, which is 8 times higher than in men (0.7%) in the same age group.

May 13, 2020
Year of publication
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Journal and research articles
HIV prevalence, adolescent girls and young women

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