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Creating environments that support peer education : experiences from HIV/AIDS-prevention in South Africa

Campbell, Catherine (2004) Creating environments that support peer education : experiences from HIV/AIDS-prevention in South Africa. Health Education, 104 (4). pp. 197-200. ISSN 0965-4283

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Few would disagree that social environments influence the success of health education. There is less agreement about what constitutes a ‘health-enabling community context’. I recently conducted research on this topic (written up in a book on peer education and sexual health in South Africa) which evaluated a three-year HIV-prevention programme aimed at people living in particularly high risk situations for HIV/AIDS (Campbell, 2003). Young people in school were one such group (2% of boys and 13% of girls aged 15 were HIV positive), and they constitute the focus of this editorial. (Extract from article)

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Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Departments > Social Psychology
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2006

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