2008. 5 p.
Technical Meeting on Young Women in HIV Hyper-endemic countries of Southern Africa, Dakar/Senegal, 2008
Both general education and HIV and AIDS-related education have a role to play in protecting girls from infection. Two recent estimates of the scale of the effect are similar and suggest that each additional year of education leads to a 6.7% (Uganda) or 7% (South Africa) reduction in likelihood of acquiring infection. The protective effects of education may be particularly strong for girls.
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