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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F
Presenting: Rana Ahmad
All Authors for this paper: Rana Ahmad
Presentation Type: poster presentation
Synopsis: This presentation reports on a Peer Education program, which includes awareness of self and body protection focusing on child sexual abuse and STDs/HIV/AIDS, life skills, gender and human rights/children rights awareness, preventive health measure, and care at work. Reasons for unsafe sex included misconception about disease etiology, conflicting cultural values, risk denial partner pressures, trust and partner significance, accusation of promiscuity, lack of community endorsement of protective measures, and barrier to condom access. In addition socio economic pressure, physiological issues, poor community participation and attitudes, and low education level limited the effectiveness of existing AIDS prevention education. Training of adolescent as Peer educators is recommended.
Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Presentation Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM