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Vol. 2 No.

2, September 2007

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Welcome! information sharing. In this


edition, get more information
about HIV and AIDS and how
infection and how they can
avoid them. Also, read about
how you can support people
living with HIV?
Yes! Your love and care can
make a big difference in their
Here we are again with your you can support people living living with HIV and AIDS in lives. Protect yourself, fight
favourite newspaper, Scouts with HIV? your home school and stigma and love the people.
Voice (SV). This is the fifth community. Did you know that
edition SV. We continue to SV will also help you to know stigma and discrimination Enjoy reading! Share your
scout for solutions to young things or situations that put contribute heavily to the opinions with us.
people’s problems through young people at risk of emotional problems of people
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Protect
Over one million people in young people at the risk of • Child labour
Kenya are living with HIV. HIV infection. They include: • School dropout
About 400,000 of these are • Wrong company (friends) • Lack of employment
young people. There are over • Poverty
650,000 AIDS orphans in • Having sex Are there other problems you

yourself
Kenya. The figures above show • Lack of parental care and can add on the list? How do
that the risk is very high. We love you think these problems can
need to fight HIV. We also • Restrictions on young people be overcome to stay safe from
need to show love and care to • Drug abuse HIV?
people living with HIV. These • Teenage pregnancy
may be people in your family, • Unawareness on HIV and

from HIV Say No d


school class or AIDS
neighbourhood. The struggle
n
must continue!
to HIV a Yes
What puts young ma,
Message from Stig Scout
people at risk? to
S
SfS Behaviour
Values
topping the spread of HIV is everyone’s A group of Scouts Voice
responsibility. You can stop HIV if you change
today. Your life is in your hands. It’s only you who
journalists met at Rowallan Change Advisor
Camp in Nairobi in April this
can control and protect it from infection. As scouts, we year, talked about staying safe It must have come as good
need to help other people at all times as it is our promise. from HIV and how to care for news to most of us when we
We need to promote HIV prevention, care and support people infected and affected by recently read that new HIV
messages. Do not get tired of reading and hearing about HIV and AIDS. infections are fewer now
HIV. Fact is AIDS is still a big problem affecting us all. But than they were last year. I
with right information and practices we can prevent it. During the discussion, they hope it never passed our
Keep reading and keep the promise to make the world a identified some of the attention that the number of
better place. problems/situations that put young people being infected
especially girls is still
higher than that for boys.

Secondly we should note


that AIDS effects are long
lasting especially to the
young people. Once you
pain of loss.
loose your parents and
loved ones the loss is Let us enjoy scouting, have
permanent.The effects of fun but clean fun. We have
discrimination and stigma many interesting things we
to self esteem is long can do without fear of HIV
lasting. We need to acquire infection, discover them.
skills to withstand pressure
to have sex. Lastly we have trained your
scout leaders in
SfS through the activity counselling. Should you
packs and Scout Voice need to talk to a
gives you these skills. SfS responsible adult on issues
also shows us the we need that affect you, feel free to
to change the way we treat share with them.
people affected and infected
by HIV. I am confident that Best of luck in all you do,
when we all play our part we at SfS love you.
we will protect ourselves
NO SEX: Scouts Voice journalists draw a picture illustrating abstinence. Harvey, Samuel, and our loved ones from the Maina Kiranga
Joseph and Thomas say abstinence is the best protection against HIV infection.
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