Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
Print version ISSN 1657-7027
ESTRADA-MONTOYA, John Harold; ESCOBAR-LEGUIZAMO, Daira Nayive and BRICENO-CASTELLANOS, Jhon Fredy. Peer Education as a Prevention Strategy against HIY Infection in Adolescents: Methodological and Theoretical Framework. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.20, pp. 47-66. ISSN 1657-7027.
Summary. HIV/AIDS pandemic has become a barrier against human, economical, and political advance. Moreover, it mainly affects populations conformed by ethnic minorities, the poorest, and young people. Objective. To expose methodological and theoretical findings from specialized literature, demonstrating the valué of peer education as a prevention strategy among young people. Methodology. Bibliographical searches. Results. Some concepts and theories about the development and behavior of adolescents, and methodological referents about training and performance/planning of educators for peer projects, point to it as a useful weapon for preventing HIV/AIDS. Conclusions. Peer education is a strategy created by young people for young people. It provides them empowering and skiUs in valúes training, wherein they, in association with others, can plan and develop their own projects, while perceiving their relationships, getting and providing feedback, and learning about their experiences.
Keywords : population education; sexuality; adolescent; HTV infection; primary prevention; training; Gender relationships; sexual health; prevention education; peer education.