An HIV/AIDS education program implemented in rural Nigeria that incorporated digital audio technology and was tailored to the culture and language of the community may provide a feasible and cost-effective alternative to improving HIV/AIDS knowledge in low-literacy rural settings.

A study, which compared the technology-assisted program to a conventional seminar/pamphlet-based program, was published in the journal BMC International Health and Human Rights.

The audio device-assisted intervention was associated with more improved HIV/AIDS knowledge among participants than the conventional approach of educating the public through seminars and pamphlet distribution, the study found.

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Source:
1. Ofotokun I, Binongo JNG, Rosenberg ES, et al. Culturally-adapted and audio-technology assisted HIV/AIDS awareness and education program in rural Nigeria: a cohort study. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010; 10: 2. (open access)

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