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Title:HIV/AIDS prevention strategies in Cameroon: anthropological analysis of life histories of people with AIDS and the response of youths in schools
Author:Deffo, ModesteISNI
Periodical:African Anthropologist (ISSN 1024-0969)
Geographic term:Cameroon
health education
Abstract:Educational materials used in AIDS campaigns in Cameroon portray the disease as a remote danger. This has resulted in rising scepticism, mutual incomprehension between health care providers and the target communities, leading to serious lapses in the attempts to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. This research is grounded on the need for an innovative HIV/AIDS prevention programme targeting adolescents. The objective is to test and expand a model of AIDS education that involves People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) as resource persons. PLWHAs were invited to share their experiences with high school students in Yaoundé. The purpose of the research was to show that narratives can be used effectively to achieve public health goals. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract, edited]