November 15, 2006

RADIO / ICDB: Youth radio airs peer-to-peer HIV/AIDS education in Georgia

Youth radio airs peer-to-peer HIV/AIDS education in Georgia

By Maya Kurtsikidze

Each December, UNICEF?s International Children?s Day of Broadcasting involves young people worldwide in media programming and production, giving them a chance to express their opinions on major issues and develop new skills. Here is one in a series of stories about youth media.

TBILISI, Georgia, 14 November 2006 ? Despite a large global increase in HIV cases over the past decade, Georgia still has a low HIV prevalence rate.

The AIDS pandemic has not taken hold here as it has in neighbouring countries like Russia, Ukraine and others in the region. At a mere 0.1 per cent, HIV prevalence in Georgia has not yet approached the critical tripwire of 1 per cent adult infection.

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