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Education Helps Understanding Importance of HIV protection and prevention

by Medindia Content Team on August 16, 2006 at 4:35 PM
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Education Helps Understanding Importance of HIV protection and prevention

Education is the only remedy for many ills, and AIDS/HIV is also one of them. It is observed that educated girls, even those who are educated till the secondary levels show a tendency to be careful and patient regarding sex, rather than jumping at the first opportunity. The educated lot was well aware of the importance of protected sex, according to a novel report on HIV.

The statistics in Africa is enough substantiation, as nearly 74% of the 6.3 million AIDS affected people, happen to be women and children. Action Aid conducted a detailed analysis after studying nearly 600 pieces of research on girls' education, sexual behavior and HIV, which revealed that educated girls and women felt a lot more empowered to take decisions on sex that will prevent then from getting into a mess.


Report author, Tania Boler said: "Young women receiving higher levels of education are likely to wait longer before having sex for the first time, and are less likely to be coerced into sex. Strikingly, girls with more education are far more likely to use condoms and they are less likely to contract HIV."

Action Aid has summed up their analysis saying that education endows women with power and confidence , and assists them in taking independent and beneficial decisions regarding sex.



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