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International Journal of Home Science

2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART B

Awareness about RTI and facts of HIV/AIDS among rural college going girls in Varanasi district

Author(s): Sadhana Singh Rajpoot and Kalpna Gupta
Abstract:
Background: Knowledge among youth specially girls before they become sexually active can lay the foundation for a responsible lifestyle, including healthy relationships and safe sex habits. 
Objective: To know the awareness of HIV/AIDS among college going girls residing in rural area of Varanasi district. 
Material and Methods: Present study is a cross- sectional study. Data collection was done from the period August 2013- February 2015. 
Respondents: 360 college going girls residing in rural area, from two randomly selected colleges of Varanasi district. 
rnResults: In the present study mostly girls (61.7%) belonged to age group of 19 years and above. 73.3% reported that they had no knowledge about Reproductive Tract Infections but 97.5% had heard of HIV/AIDS. Majority 73.6% named all four modes of transmission of HIV/AIDS i.e. through unprotected sex, transfusion of infected blood, from infected mother to her child and by sharing of syringe.
Recommendation: HIV/AIDS messages should be available to all, especially to youth who are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.
Pages: 71-73  |  49 Views  36 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sadhana Singh Rajpoot and Kalpna Gupta. Awareness about RTI and facts of HIV/AIDS among rural college going girls in Varanasi district. International Journal of Home Science. 2016; 2(3): 71-73.
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