By Jonathan M. Mann (auth.), Inon I. Schenker, Galia Sabar-Friedman, Francisco S. Sy (eds.)
Sixteen years into the AIDS epidemic, our understandings of the virus, its transmis sion, modes of controlling blood banks and checking out are really good verified. within the final decade, now we have additionally skilled an striking volume ofnew social technological know-how examine ena bling us to higher comprehend suggestions like threat taking, gender-related prevention, women's health and wellbeing, and adolescence psychology,just to say a number of. In virtually each nation on the planet, efforts were made to reply affirmatively to the problem of preventing the extra unfold of HIVI AIDS. academic interventions have ranged from re-inventing the wheel to cutting edge courses, utilizing a number of wellbeing and fitness educa tion tools. the sphere of review study now offers us a greater knowing of what works and what doesn't paintings. concerns when it comes to human rights, the connection be tween the affected and the healthlmedical expert groups, and to the inequality within the supply ofpreventive and academic prone have gotten a huge half ofthe de bates and discussions within the involved societies.
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We have found that local cultw'e can and must serve as an ally to eIJecting genuine empowerment and skill-building among these audiences. Western and rote-learning approaches have for too long considered traditional culture in Africa an obstacle to education and prevention ofHIV. DIVERSITY OF INTERVENTIONS IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT There is no doubt that the continent of Africa is the region of the world that has been hardest hit by the HIV epidemic in terms ofsheer numbers ofhuman Iives affected.
That is why in spite of great awareness about HIV /AIDS, there is very little behaviour change as the disease continues to spread at alarming rate. National AIDS Programmes because their low status housed in one Ministry, have lacked the clout and status to raise the AIDS agenda as a major priority issue for policy makers. It is evident that the challenges facing National AIDS Programme Management are constantly increasing in numbers and complexity. Most managers are not prepared to deal with these challenges.