Best Practices

Higher education institutions in Ethiopia host young people aged between 19-24 years. This age group is often sexually active and among the most vulnerable and at risk of HIV infection. Factors including lack of parental control, age, exposure to new environment, surrounding hotspots, peer pressure, cultural differences and lack of adequate information greatly contribute to the increased risk of these young people to the epidemic.
On the other hand, HEIs are best placed to deal with HIV and AIDS and foster gender equality both within and outside their immediate community. HEIs had the actual and potential capacities to put in place systems by which behavioral changes can take place, and information can be disseminated. They have huge potentials for contributing a lot in the national efforts on HIV prevention.

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