HIV Surveillance: Life Skills Education Programme among in-school Adolescents

Olubunmi Adeyemi, Olufunmilayo Fawole, Adedayo Adeyemi


Reduction in HIV transmission needs continuous, comprehensive and effective communication methods to motivate adolescents to reduce risk of HIV infection. Life skills education, an integral part of school-based AIDS programs, is a timely prevention effort. The main goal of the life skills approach is to enhance young people ability to take responsibility for making healthier choices, resisting negative pressures, and avoiding risk behaviors. A cross sectional study design was done. The number of students was 1467. This study showed that family life and HIV/AIDS education with some socio demographic factors contributed to the improvement of life skills education program.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *