RHIVA (Reducing HIV in Adolescents): KwaZulu-Natal

RHIVA (Reducing HIV in Adolescents): KwaZulu-Natal

First posted 9 March 2013

Unemployment, lack of resources, homes without parents, hunger, abuse and neglect are all part of the broader socio-economic landscape of rural KwaZulu-Natal, a province with the largest number of impoverished people and the highest HIV infection rates in the country. RHIVA, or Reducing HIV in Adolescents, is a groundbreaking school-based HIV prevention initiative being tested in 14 high schools in Vulindlela, a rural district of KZN that faces many of these challenges.

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