Knowledge and beliefs about HIV/AIDS among adolescents

Shweta, C and Mundkur, Suneel C and Varma, Chaitanya PV (2011) Knowledge and beliefs about HIV/AIDS among adolescents. WebmedCentral, 2 (12). pp. 2-6. ISSN 2046-1690

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Objective: To assess the level of awareness regarding HIV/AIDS among school going adolescents in Udupi district of Karnataka. Method: Total 800 students from 5 different English medium schools were given a structured HIV questionnaire and asked to fill it and return within minutes and which was analysed. Results: Though majority of students had heard about HIV/AIDS, the knowledge regarding its transmission, diagnosis and treatment and ways to prevent its spread was found to be inadequate. Conclusion: There is still a lot of scope to make the adolescents more aware of HIV/AIDS which would help them adopt a positive behavior and limit the spread of infection.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 04:25
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2015 04:25

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