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Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS Program for Adolescents


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1 Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
     

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The present investigation evaluates the difference in awareness between the pre-tutorial and post-tutorial in adolescents. It assessed knowledge and sources of information about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in a sample of 50 students using AIDS awareness test. The most common sources are television, newspaper, magazine and friends but they did not heard of AIDS from parents,teachers and doctors which could be an extremely effective medium to reach people. It revealed that the knowledge of and information about HIV/AIDS amongst the adolescents is grossly inadequate. It needs to undertake intensive health education efforts at school levels as this group is most vulnerable to get HIV infection due to lack of knowledge and misconception about the deadly virus. Implications for policy makers and educators are discussed.

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HIV/AIDS, Adolescents.
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Tejbeer Kaur
Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

Abstract


The present investigation evaluates the difference in awareness between the pre-tutorial and post-tutorial in adolescents. It assessed knowledge and sources of information about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in a sample of 50 students using AIDS awareness test. The most common sources are television, newspaper, magazine and friends but they did not heard of AIDS from parents,teachers and doctors which could be an extremely effective medium to reach people. It revealed that the knowledge of and information about HIV/AIDS amongst the adolescents is grossly inadequate. It needs to undertake intensive health education efforts at school levels as this group is most vulnerable to get HIV infection due to lack of knowledge and misconception about the deadly virus. Implications for policy makers and educators are discussed.

Keywords


HIV/AIDS, Adolescents.