教育已被描述為對抗艾滋病毒/艾滋病的一個重要工具。沒有教育，艾滋病將繼續蔓延。隨著艾滋病失去控制，教育將遙不可及。（Peter Piot，全球艾滋病報告2008）。他描述了艾滋病與教育界的關系，稱之為“隨著疫情惡化，教育部門受損，這可能會增加艾滋病的發病率”。艾滋病可以通過多種途徑影響教育，但教育已成為對抗疾病的一個很好的工具。學校和其他教育機構能夠繼續發揮作用的長度將影響到受影響的社區最終如何從流行病中恢復過來。通過同伴教育，降低艾滋病發病率的一個重要途徑。這是一個過程，一個人已經收到關于感染的傳播信息達到同行使用熟悉的語言（S）（俚語）。（Olasusi。等2002。研究已經證明，人們更可能改變他們的行為或態度，如果他們看到，并相信通過的信使是類似于他們所面臨的或關注和壓力，他們目前。Hillary Mason倡導青年2003在她寫的“同伴教育：促進健康行為”說：“同伴教育借鑒的可信度年輕人與他們的同齡人，利用，權力的角色建模，并提供靈活性，以滿足不同的需要，今天的青年。同伴教育可以支持年輕人在制定積極的群體規范和健康決策的性別。
Education has been described to be an important tool in the battle against HIV/AIDS. "Without education, AIDS will continue its rampant spread. With AIDS out of control, education will be out of reach". (Peter Piot, Global AIDS report 2008). He described the relationship between AIDS and the education sector as circular - "as the epidemic worsens; the education sector is damaged, which in turn is likely to increase the incidence of HIV/AIDS". Aids can affect education in so many ways but also, education has proven to be a very good tool in fighting the disease. The length to which schools and other education institutions' are able to continue to function will act as an influence to how well the affected communities eventually recover from the epidemic. An important way to reducing the HIV/AIDS incidence is through peer education. This is a process where an individual that has received information about the spread of the infection reach their peers using the familiar language(s) (Slangs). (Olasusi. et al 2002). Research has proven that people are more likely to change their behaviours or attitudes if they see and believe the messenger been passed is similar to what they face or concerns and pressures they presently have. Hillary Mason Advocates for youth 2003 in her write up "Peer Education: Promoting Health Behaviors" said "Peer education draws on the credibility young people have with their peers, the leverages, power of role modelling, and provision of flexibility in meeting the diverse needs of today's youth. Peer education can support young people in developing positive group norms and in making healthy decisions about sex".