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HIV/AIDS and Art, Peer Ethnographers, Engaging Faith Based Organisations, Online Intervention for Youths

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Presentation by Janice Yeap

  1. 1. International AIDS Conference 2010 Vienna, Austria
  2. 8. Peer Ethnographers <ul><li>Interesting approach. </li></ul><ul><li>Making use of target audience to ‘infiltrate’ into their own community to collect data. </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative data/field notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Especially useful for hard to reach population, to understand their attitudes & perspective towards a certain issue. </li></ul><ul><li>Train peer ethnographers with relevant skills. </li></ul>
  3. 9. Parents as educators <ul><li>Several posters and presentations on parents as educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of early ‘intervention’ where parents communicates with their children on sexuality to reduce initiation of risk behaviours in their teenage years. </li></ul><ul><li>Several barriers were shared e.g. fear, embarrassment, lack of confident & ability to communicate etc. </li></ul>
  4. 10. Engaging Faith Based Organisations <ul><li>Faith based intervention seemed to be effective among adult population. </li></ul><ul><li>Youth seemed to be less attracted to activities by FBO. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need for FBO to design programmes targeting youths. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need to work at the pace of the FBOs rather than forcing our agenda and timeline onto them. </li></ul>
  5. 11. Online Intervention for Youths <ul><li>Intervention developed based on 200 youths’ qualitative feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Identified barriers to safe sex with casual & steady partners & STI screening. </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers translated into online training modules based on information, motivation and behavioural skills model by Fisher & Fisher. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. one of the lessons include reaching better sensitisation when using a condom. </li></ul>
  6. 12. HIV/AIDS education/intervention is tough. Perseverance is key to success.

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