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Adolescent’s Knowledge about prevention on HIV/AIDS (In the special study on Odisha)

Dr Jyotsnarani Panda
The guest faculty of the Department of Home Science, Rama Devi Women’s University Bhubaneswar (Odisha) India. Email:
Online First: December 08, 2017
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Aims/purpose: The present study was an attempt to assess their need of knowledge based on counseling among 13 to 17 year old adolescents.

Methodology of study: The total sample for the present study included 400 adolescents i e 200 from different girl’s 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, 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.

Findings: The study found out that out of 400, 203 respondents that is (50.5) answered correctly about the prevention of HIV/AIDS A Good number of adolescent’s ideas are very funny thinking which indicates their ignorance about the preventive measures against the disease 

Conclusion and. Recommendations: The present study will help to focuses of adolescent’s level of knowledge on the prevention about HIV/AIDS and the above table it is inferred that more than half of the respondents unable to understand what to answer and blindly put tick mark, in fact the inadequate proper knowledge may lead the future generation in to the dark. Governments have undertaken initiatives to formulate their own nation and states specific polices to address some issues and evidence regarding the disease. People 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.  

Keyword : Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, Adolescents and prevention

Dec 8, 2017
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