In-school HIV&AIDS counselling services in Botswana: An exploratory study

Sheila Sefhedi, Mercy Montsi, Elias Mpofu

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This exploratory study describes the provision of HIV&AIDS counselling services in Botswana junior secondary schools as perceived by teachers. A total of 45 teachers (age range = 20-55; teaching experience range = 0-21 years) from three schools participated. The participants completed a questionnaire on the types of HIV&AIDS-related counselling services provided in the junior secondary schools services, their self-rated HIV&AIDS counselling training needs and their perceived importance of the HIV&AIDS-related counselling services. Descriptive statistical analysis revealed a broad range of HIV&AIDS-related counselling services including life-skills education, care and support education and stigma reduction counselling. Teachers perceived a greater need for training in HIV&AIDS counselling skills and also in the use of information technology to support counselling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalPerspectives in Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Botswana
  • School counsellors
  • Schools
  • Teenagers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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