Towards Bettering HIV/AIDS Understandings: A Phenomenographic-Comparison of the Conceptions of HIV-Positive University Students in Finland and Nigeria

Thesis by Emmanuel Okwara for his Doctorate in Teacher of Education, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2015

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The World Starts With Me: A multilevel evaluation of a comprehensive sex education programme targeting adolescents in Uganda

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This 2011 paper evaluates the effect of the World Starts With Me (WSWM), a comprehensive sex education programme in secondary schools in Uganda. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of WSWM on socio-cognitive determinants of safe sex behaviour (delay; condom use and non-coercive sex).

WSWM was first introduced in 30 secondary schools in Uganda in September 2003

Ledge Magazine (AIDS, Sex, and Trust on Campus issue)

"AIDS, Sex and Trust: Where is the Love?" is the debut issue of Ledge Magazine released in Fall 2004.

Hip-hop to prevent substance use and HIV among African-American youth: A preliminary investigation

Substance use and HIV risk behaviors are increasing among African-American youth. Interventions that incorporate youth values and beliefs are needed to reduce this trajectory. This 2008 study examines the efficacy of a hip-hop based substance use and HIV preventive intervention that targets African-American middle-school youth. The sample consists of 68 middle-school students who completed baseline and 6-month follow-up assessments.

Love Only After Classes

This is a handbook published in 2010 by the Health Education and Research Association (H.E.R.A.).

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Linking Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS (a case study from Serbia)

This 24-page case study published in 2009 discusses the importance of investing in youth. What are the best ways to reach vulnerable youth and how are youth acting as peer educators and service providers? The work of Serbia's Institute for Student Health (ISH) is examined.

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