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Communicating with Adolescents about AIDS: Experience from Eastern and Southern Africa

Ruth Nduati and Wambui Kiai
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This book presents an assessment of HIV/AIDS communication tools aimed at the youth of eastern and southern Africa. The first half reviews the current status of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the region and its impact on youth and traces the main themes in HIV/AIDS prevention and communication activities. The second half of the book describes the specific programs that were visited in Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, and Kenya. The study documents the types of activities that are being carried out, the difficulties being experienced, and some of the successes achieved. Included is a guide for evaluating HIV/AIDS prevention programs among youth.

Communicating with Adolescents about AIDS is a story of innovation, creativity, determination, and partnership between adults and youth, communities and governments, and aid agencies and NGOs.

The authors

Ruth Nduati is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Nairobi. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Nairobi, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in medicine and science in 1981 and a master's degree in paediatric medicine in 1987. In 1994, Dr Nduati obtained a master's degree in public health and international health from the University of Washington in Seattle,USA.

Wambui Kiai is a Lecturer in the School of Journalism at the University of Nairobi. Her undergraduate training took place at the University of Nairobi and the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. In the area of communications, Ms Kiai has worked for AMREF, the Johns Hopkins University/Population Communications Services (JHU/PCS), and the Women and Law in East Africa Research Project.