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AIDS training programme targets young women
Saturday 12 March 2005
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DJIBOUTI: AIDS training programme targets young women


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JOHANNESBURG, 20 July (PLUSNEWS) - An HIV/AIDS training programme for female peer-educators is being conducted by the Djibouti Ministry of Women Promotion.

Recent studies have highlighted that young women were most vulnerable to infection and had become the main target of HIV/AIDS.

The ministry's AIDS programme manager, Amina Abdi, told the UN news service, PlusNews: "Young women aged between 16 and 27 are the most vulnerable. They are sexually active, often without work, they have low levels of education, and a low knowledge of HIV/AIDS. All these factors lead them to have occasional sexual relationships with different partners."

Abdi said the main aim of the programme was to support behavioural change among local women.

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Free ARVs distributed for the first time,  11/Mar/04
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