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ERIC Number: EJ859608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1553-8346
Perceptions of Peer to Peer HIV/AIDS Education: A Social Work Perspective
Sweifach, Jay; LaPorte, Heidi Heft
Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, v7 n2 p119-134 2006
Although advances in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention have led to improvements in health and well-being, HIV/AIDS continues to be a global health concern, especially for adolescents and young adults. The school system, with its access to vast numbers of youth, has and continues to be the most pivotal player in prevention. This article reports on an empirical study of school social workers which examined their views about the current state of HIV/AIDS education. A specific focus is placed on the use of peer education, under the guidance of school social workers, as a new strategy for increasing the potential of preventive education effectiveness. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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