A large-scale human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV) intervention/education effort aimed at helping
South African men take a proactive role in the prevention of that disease has
proven successful, an important development considering that country has the
largest number of HIV infections in the world.
The intervention sessions involved rituals such as beginning
with a “Circle of Men", which enabled all participants, regardless of age or
economic status, to develop stronger bonds. Additional components of the
HIV/STI prevention included a video magazine, “The Subject Is: HIV”, addressing
the impact of the disease in South Africa; a video drama “Eiyish!”, addressing
dangers of multiple partners and the failure to use condoms; take-home
assignments; and in-class role-playing to increase the discussion and
ultimately the use of condoms.
exposure is a dominant mode of HIV transmission is well established,” the
authors write in the article.
They stressed the need for additional research to strengthen
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