HIV and youth: a behavioural perspective

SOURCE: HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 years on: psychosocial perspectives
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Bhana, I.Petersen
SOURCE EDITOR(S): P.Rohleder, L.Swartz, S.C.Kalichman, L.C.Simbayi
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS PREVENTION, RISK BEHAVIOUR, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, YOUTH
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6213

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Abstract

This chapter highlights the critical importance of a continued focus on youth given the large spikes in HIV incidence in this age cohort, and also because youth continue to offer the best opportunities for prevention intervention efforts, as anti-retroviral treatment cannot succeed on its own, and which will begin to make an impact on the scourge of HIV and AIDS.