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Adolescent’s knowledge towards the causes of HIV/AIDS (The special study in the Ganjam district of Odisha)

Dr Jyotsnarani Panda
The Guest faculty of the Department of Home Science, Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar (Odisha) India. Emaild: jyotsnaranipanda986@gmail.com
Online First: December 01, 2017
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Abstract

Aims/purpose: Adolescents are a rich human resource and an important part of the development process. Good health of adolescents will help in raising the health status of the community. Adolescents, especially girls, mostly from disadvantaged communities and families, are trafficked for the purposes of early forced marriages, domestic workers commercial sex work and are forced to work in inhospitable, unsafe and exploitative conditions are the main components for development of HIV/AIDS . The present study was attempted to assess the different causes among 13 to 17 years old adolescent girls who all were studying in class 9th,10 th11th and 12th in different high schools and women’s collage’s


Methodology of study : The total sample for the present study included 400 adolescents 200 from deferent girls high schools and 200 from women’s colleges which are the most  HIV prevalence blocks of the  Ganjam district of Odisha state. To analysis data the researcher used frequency percentages and the t- test is computed.


Findings: The study found out that nearly10% girls have wrong knowledge about the causes. Whereas more than 90% of adolescents having right knowledge about the causes of HIV/AIDS.  It is inferred from the above table that a considerable majority of the respondents (79.5%) reported virus to be cause of HIV infection which is correct answer where as others reported it wrongly answered as bacteria (8.8%) again few of them reported HIV/AIDS spread because of god’s anger or parasites and 7.5 percent of them did not have any knowledge about it.


Conclusion and. recomondation: The present study will help to focuses of adolescent’s level of knowledge to import for better life for better future because adolescents are the really dormant state of mind regarding HIV/AIDS they 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


Aims/purpose: Adolescents are a rich human resource and an important part of the development process. Good health of adolescents will help in raising the health status of the community. Adolescents, especially girls, mostly from disadvantaged communities and families, are trafficked for the purposes of early forced marriages, domestic workers commercial sex work and are forced to work in inhospitable, unsafe and exploitative conditions are the main components for development of HIV/AIDS . The present study was attempted to assess the different causes among 13 to 17 years old adolescent girls who all were studying in class 9th,10 th11th and 12th in different high schools and women’s collage’s


Methodology of study : The total sample for the present study included 400 adolescents 200 from deferent girls high schools and 200 from women’s colleges which are the most  HIV prevalence blocks of the  Ganjam district of Odisha state. To analysis data the researcher used frequency percentages and the t- test is computed.


Findings: The study found out that nearly10% girls have wrong knowledge about the causes. Whereas more than 90% of adolescents having right knowledge about the causes of HIV/AIDS.  It is inferred from the above table that a considerable majority of the respondents (79.5%) reported virus to be cause of HIV infection which is correct answer where as others reported it wrongly answered as bacteria (8.8%) again few of them reported HIV/AIDS spread because of god’s anger or parasites and 7.5 percent of them did not have any knowledge about it.


Conclusion and. recomondation: The present study will help to focuses of adolescent’s level of knowledge to import for better life for better future because adolescents are the really dormant state of mind regarding HIV/AIDS they 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

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