Early adolescents" knowledge of and attitudes toward HIV and AIDS
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  • AIDS (Disease) -- Public opinion,
  • HIV (Viruses) -- Public opinion,
  • Health behavior in adolescence -- Sex differences,
  • Health attitudes -- Sex differences,
  • Adolescent psychology

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Statementby Gail F. Blackwell.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 114 leaves.
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13598488M

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& Grosskurth, ). Yet, few authors have comprehensively examined the knowledge and attitudes of HIV/AIDS among this vulnerable group. Therefore, the intent of this study is to explore the knowledge and attitudes of HIV/AIDS among post-secondary students in a southern Ethiopian city. The subsequent section will provide a rudimentaryCited by: 3.   Robin AW. The virus and its target cells. In: Text Book of AIDS Medicine. 1st London: Williams and Wilkins; Vijayageetha M, Narayanamurthy MR, Vidya GS, Renuka M. Knowledge and attitude on HIV/AIDS among adolescent school children in urban Mysuru, Karnataka, India: A cross sectional : S. Lokesh Kumar, V. Pragadeesh Raja, M. Jasmine.   Results. The level of HIV/AIDS knowledge among Korean adolescents was low, as indicated by a correct response rate of 54% ( out of 13). The students answered correctly about HIV transmission by kissing at %, toilets at %, cup sharing at %, and daily school life at %. The major objective of this study is to examine HIV/AIDS: knowledge, attitudes and beliefs among University of Lagos undergraduate students. Other specific objectives include: To investigate the effects of poor knowledge about HIV/AIDS on undergraduates of University of Lagos.

  The source of information and knowledge level had a statistically significant relation with adolescents' attitude toward HIV/AIDS prevention. Knowledge level is the most influential factor to adolescents' attitude toward HIV/AIDS prevention (p value = , PR = ; 95% confidence interval = –). The fear of the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS may prevent people from having an HIV test and from seeking treatment. This fear may prevent a person from acknowledging his or her own HIV status. The lack of knowledge on the subject will lead to the HIV positive or AIDS victim being stigmatised or . The first step in prevention is assessing the HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of adolescents. A cross-sectional correlational design was carried out in in a private school in. This book addresses the relationship between high school students’ HIV and AIDS knowledge and their stigma-related attitudes/perceptions of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Caribbean and South Pacific, with a view to designing effective stigma-reduction combined intervention programs.

  Knowledge scores from 0 to 15 were considered as poor knowledge while knowledge scores more than 15 was considered as having good knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS. Attitude towards HIV/AIDS patients was assessed using a item questionnaire where attitude scores between 0 to 5 were considered as negative attitude, and scores 6 to 10 were. 4 2. HIV & AIDS Training Have you received any training on HIV and AIDS in your Congregation? (Please tick in the appropriate box) Yes No If NO skip Question If yes please describe the method used to provide the training you received in the past 5 years.   Results. We found that knowledge of HIV transmission and prevention was low among women and rural residents. Most of the respondents had a non-discriminatory attitude towards HIV positives and majority agreed that children should be educated on HIV/AIDS. have contributed to the opposing trend shown in adolescent deaths. Figure 1: AIDS-Related Deaths in Children , adolescents and Young People Aged 20–24 years, - Source: UNICEF analysis of UNAIDS HIV and AIDS estimates, July This document presents the report of the rapid assessment of HIV and cross-sectoral adolescent.