A STUDY TO ASSESS THE ATTITUDE REGARDING HIV/AIDS AMONG COLLEGE GOING ADOLESCENTS OF DISTT. AGRA OF UTTAR PRADESH

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  • Dinesh Kumar Verma
  • S C Gupta

Abstract

Objective: To assess the altitude regarding HIV/A IDS among college going adolescents. Method: 500 adolescents from two intermediate college were selected randomly. The information was collected by interviewing the students one by one in privacy through a pre-tested interview schedule. Result: Attitude of the students towards HIV victims was sympathetic but in many aspects, negative attitude towards PLHA was also observed. About 50% students were not in the favour of working with PLHA. 54.5% females did not like to share shaving blade while 63.4% females liked to share clothes with HI V Positives as compared to 49% males. Conclusion : Fear and intolerant attitude towards PLHA were prevalent in adolescents. HIV/AIDS education designed in a way to raise the knowledge and change the attitudes making them respectful to community values, is urgently needed from media, schools/colleges and health professionals.

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2009-06-30

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Verma DK, Gupta SC. A STUDY TO ASSESS THE ATTITUDE REGARDING HIV/AIDS AMONG COLLEGE GOING ADOLESCENTS OF DISTT. AGRA OF UTTAR PRADESH. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2009 Jun. 30 [cited 2023 Oct. 2];21(1):38-40. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/151

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