This World AIDS day, Saturday 1 December, Goedgedacht is using the opportunity to raise awareness about the need for more discussions and dialogues to understand why, despite the availability of information, unprotected sex is still prevalent.
Recently staff and volunteers were trained in starting dialogues with youth using the “Future You” booklet that was developed by Michele Youngleson, Independent Health Care System Advisor. The booklet facilitates discussions around sexuality, puberty, contraception and power relationships in an understandable and direct way. We hope to test the impact of this booklet in 2019.
The theme of this year’s HIV AIDS day is “Know your status”. We work hand in hand with health NGOs like Sinethemba and TB /HIV Care. This is so important. Working together is the only way we will make a difference.