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International Journal of Home Science

2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 3, PART C

A study of adolescents knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS and its channels of transmission

Author(s): Dr. Jyotsnarani Singh
Abstract:
Aims/purpose: The HIV/AIDS is undoubtedly the most devastating pandemic mankind has ever faced. Today, the global community seems to be struggling as the disease rips apart the social and economic fabric of the society by killing people in prime of their youth, rendering millions of children orphans and shattering homes and hopes alike. With remote prospects for a cure, the challenge to contain the spread of HIV has become imperative. Although no culture or community is known to be immune to AIDS yet, certain populations are more vulnerable to the disease because of their high-risk behaviours. Adolescents are the most at – risk group for such types of disease than others. The present study was attempted to assess the mode of transmissions among 13 to 17 years old adalecents girls.
Methodology of study: The total sample for the present study included 400 adolescents i.e 200 from deferent girls high schools and 200 from women’s colleges which are the most of HIV prevalence blocks of the Ganjam district of Odisha state. By using exploratory and the descriptive study design, the researcher attempts to describe female adolescents’ knowledge and understanding regarding HIV/AIDS, and the channels of transmission. A scheduled questionnaire was used covering all aspects of HIV/ AIDS and observation methods were also used to collect the data from the adolescent girls. To analysis data the researcher used frequency percentages and the t- tests were computed. The study revealed that majority of adolescents girls have higher 31 percents of then report the channels of transmissions though sexual intercourses and which is correct answer over all the repot of the study indicates that that knowledge about mode of HIV transmission is still poor among the adolescent girls.
Conclusion and Recomondation: The present study will help to focuses of adolescents level of knowledge to import for better life for better future because adolescents are the really dormant stat of mind regarding HIV/AIDS the need extra guide line to increase coping skills and need for adequate support system. Right knowledge right action right time can change the life of an individual as well as the society.
Pages: 153-158  |  14 Views  19 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Jyotsnarani Singh. A study of adolescents knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS and its channels of transmission. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(3):153-158.
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