Newsfeed : Kenyan Teachers Organize to Fight AIDS

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » January 2008

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


January 31, 2008

Kenyan Teachers Organize to Fight AIDS

HIV-positive teachers in Kenya’s Central province have united to educate other teachers, students and parents about the virus, reports The Nation/ (, 1/30). HIV prevalence among teachers in the region is 4.5 percent, according to the article.

The program, which has about 400 teachers so far, is called “Chill.” Besides educating teachers, it aims to teach children and parents about HIV risks.

“This is one way teachers and pupils can try save the country from this dangerous disease that is sweeping away people mercilessly,” says Kenneth Misoi, the director of education for the Central province.

The teachers, along with youth leaders, conduct “Chill” sessions about HIV myths and misconceptions. The group sessions also include discussions about abstinence, as one of the goals of the organization is to raise the age that young people start having sex to 17.

Search: kenya, teachers, HIV, AIDS

[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Did you participate in an event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.