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PLA Notes 37 February 2000 10 More talk, less sex: AIDS prevention through schools

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Document begins: PLA Notes 37 February 2000 10 More talk, less sex: AIDS prevention through schools Noerine Kaleeba, Joyce Kadowe, Daniel Kalinaki and Glen Williams completing primary school (Bagarukayo et Background al. 1993). This pattern of sexual activity was clearly exposing many young people "Why is it that someone can at times have in Uganda to a high risk of unplanned an erection even when he doesn't want it?" pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS. "Is someone likely to get AIDS by kissing In the early 1990s, the District of Soroti, in an infected person?" eastern Uganda, was struggling to emerge "Can HIV be contracted after only one from several years of civil war. Many single sexual intercourse with an infected schools had been looted and damaged person?" during fighting between dissidents and government forces and large numbers of children were attending classes in the open These are just a few of the frank questions air. Although about 90% of children were about sex and HIV/AIDS which primary reported to be starting primary school, school pupils in Soroti District, Uganda are putting into their 'health letter boxes'. (which has covers the range of 6­20 years The health letter boxes ...

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