'And what are you reading, Miss? Oh, it is only a website': The New Media and the Pedagogical Possibilities of Digital Culture as a South African 'Teen Guide' to HIV/AIDS and STDs

  title={'And what are you reading, Miss? Oh, it is only a website': The New Media and the Pedagogical Possibilities of Digital Culture as a South African 'Teen Guide' to HIV/AIDS and STDs},
  author={Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline J. A. Reid-Walsh and Kathleen Pithouse},
  journal={Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies},
  pages={80 - 92}
This article comes out of a recognition that access to information on sexuality and HIV and AIDS is all part of a survival strategy for young people. This is particularly an issue in South Africa where in some parts of the country the HIV infection rate for girls and young women is between 20 and 30 per cent, and where they are 3 or 4 more times likely than young men of the same age to be infected with AIDS. While the internet is clearly not the only channel to pursue within AIDS prevention… 
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