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HIV New Infection Reduces as Girls are Kept in School

In the recent research report released by UNAIDS shows that staying in school longer has a protective benefit in reducing the the risk of HIV infection.Women with higher educational attainment were associated with increased control over sexual and reproductive health and rights.


In eastern and southern Africa, a positive association between condom use at last higher-risk sex and completion rates of lower secondary school among adolescent girls and young women has been seen. Additionally, greater gains have been made in reducing new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in countries that have higher completion rates for lower secondary school.

As children are taken to school they gain knowledge to help them in their future lives but also grow mentally,and they will be able to make right choices in life.

The education sector is faced with several barriers such as distance,allocation of insuffucient budget by the govenment,education costs and poor content

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