Indy teens to talk about safe sex with Swazi peers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — High school students from Indianapolis will travel to Swaziland to educate teenagers there about the HIV virus and the spread of AIDS.

The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/1aQOb1q ) 14 students from Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School will leave for the African nation next month. The trip was initiated by local nonprofit Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach.

Each student will pay $200 toward the trip. The nonprofit’s community sponsors will cover the rest of the $4,000-per-student cost.

Saving Orphans CEO Cynthia Prime says she thinks the Swazi teens will better relate to the Indiana students than to adults.

UNICEF reports about a quarter of people age 15 and older in Swaziland adults live with HIV or AIDS.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

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