NGO Leader In Angola Seeks To Mobilize Country’s Youth For HIV Prevention
Young people in Angola have a poor record of participation in HIV prevention efforts, including voluntary testing and condom use, according to Antonio Coelho, executive secretary of the Angolan Network of AIDS Service Organisations, Angola Press Agency/AllAfrica.com reports.
Coelho made the remarks Wednesday while speaking to the Angola Press Agency. According to Coelho, many young people have not accepted that HIV is a problem, even though they are a group at risk of the disease and have the advantage of improved access to HIV/AIDS information.
According to research by ANASO, 70% of youths in the country do not use condoms, despite their awareness of HIV. The network plans to partner with the Ministry of Education and communities throughout the country to mobilize and educate 340,000 young people through 2010 (Angola Press Agency/AllAfrica.com, 7/2).