AIDS and Adolescents

In this text a series of contributions have been compiled to explore adolescent issues ranging from sexual behaviour, health education campaigns, to HIV prevention and HIV/AIDS care.

Author: Lorraine Sherr

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9789057020391

Category: Medical

Page: 206

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Aids and Adolescents provides insight into a wide range of adolescent issues. Much of the HIV epidemic response has been at the individual level in the hope that this narrow focus will provide the key to containment and resolution of the spread of the disease. In this text a series of contributions have been compiled to explore adolescent issues ranging from sexual behaviour, health education campaigns, to HIV prevention and HIV/AIDS care. Chapters provide an overview of adolescent problems, such as homelessness, pregnancy, and gender, and explore why these problems are so often overlooked. They examine facts and fictions associated with adolescent risk, challenging some of the basic current notions underpinning approaches to the subject. There are particular focused studies of Australian adolescents' beliefs about HIV and STDs and also the American adolescent's perceptions of drug injection.

HIV AIDS and Adolescents

Author: Richard Williams

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Preventing HIV AIDS in Adolescents

Author: United States. National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 34

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Children and Young People Living with HIV AIDS

This book focuses on the issues encountered by children and young people who are living with HIV/AIDS. It examines their lived experiences associated with HIV/AIDS, and studies groups of children and youngsters from around the globe.

Author: Pranee Liamputtong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319299360

Category: Social Science

Page: 497

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This book focuses on the issues encountered by children and young people who are living with HIV/AIDS. It examines their lived experiences associated with HIV/AIDS, and studies groups of children and youngsters from around the globe. Connecting empirical information with real-life situations, the book brings together results from empirical research that relates to these children and young people. Its chapters can be used as evidence for health care providers to implement socially and culturally appropriate services to assist individuals and groups of children and young people who are living with HIV/AIDS in many societies. Many of these young people are from the most marginalized and vulnerable groups; and many have been orphaned by the death of their HIV-positive parents. Marginalized young people such as refugees, migrants and street children are most at risk due to the use of illicit drugs, their exposure to unprotected sex (in exchange for food, money and protection), and stigma associated with their marginalized lives. The impact that HIV/AIDS has on the opportunities for these young people to be able to lead healthy adult lives is considerable. This book gives a voice to these children and young people and advances our understanding of their lived experiences and needs.

Social Determinants of Health and Knowledge About Hiv Aids Transmission Among Adolescents

Godwin C. Osakwe draws on his academic knowledge and painstaking research to determine if there’s a link between knowledge and transmission of HIV/AIDS among youths in this important study.

Author: Godwin C. Osakwe MBA MPH PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532065647

Category: Education

Page: 132

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Godwin C. Osakwe draws on his academic knowledge and painstaking research to determine if there’s a link between knowledge and transmission of HIV/AIDS among youths in this important study. The author, who holds a doctorate degree in public health and a business management degree, shares broad information and engages in a comprehensive review of the origin of the disease. Focusing on Nigeria, he examines a multitude of factors that may play a role in the transmission of HIV, such as adolescent health care, demographics, social factors, and more. The goal of the study is to lessen HIV transmission by increasing knowledge about the disease. Governmental and nongovernmental organizations can use its findings to influence childhood health-care improvements and advance education to help reduce or eradicate HIV/AIDS transmission. With adolescents making up 23 percent of Nigeria’s population—and given this group is likely to engage in risky behavior—there’s never been a more critical time to strive to prevent the transmission of this devastating and, still, deadly virus.

HIV AIDS Adolescents

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Category: AIDS (Disease)

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Assessment of Adolescents Sexual Behaviour as a Risk Factor For HIV Infection

Scientific Study from the year 2019 in the subject Biology - Diseases, Health, Nutrition, University of Benin, language: English, abstract: The study examines assessment of adolescents’ sexual behaviour as a risk factor for hiv infection ...

Author: Tajudeen Temitayo Adebayo

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668946345

Category: Science

Page: 59

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Scientific Study from the year 2019 in the subject Biology - Diseases, Health, Nutrition, University of Benin, language: English, abstract: The study examines assessment of adolescents’ sexual behaviour as a risk factor for hiv infection in akoko northwest local government area of Ondo state. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. A study sample of 378 adolescents in Akoko Northwest Local Government Area of Ondo State were randomly selected using the multi-stage random sampling technique. Primary data was collected and gathered with the aid of structured, self-administered questionnaire.Clarity of questions was tested by first conducting a pilot study Statistic. Retrieval of instrument from respondents was immediate yielding a 100% return rate. SPSS was then combined with EPI Info to make a comprehensive result that was outlined in the results section. Descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentage distribution was used to show the distribution of the study population according to selected study variables. There is no evidence of association between adolescents’ gender, class, and ethnicity while there is an association between adolescents’ age, religion and adolescent sexual behaviour. That majority of the adolescents were aware of HIV, Majority of the adolescents were aware of HIV/AIDS via peer group, Major prevalent risky sexual behaviours among adolescents is virginal sex, Majority of the respondent had their first sex at age 11-13 years, Majority of the respondent had never used condom.There is significant association between the level of awareness of HIV/AIDS and prevalent risky sexual behaviours of the adolescent. Based on the findings of this study one can candidly conclude that Major prevalent risky sexual behaviours among adolescents is virginal sex. That majority of the adolescents were aware of HIV. Majority of the adolescents were aware of HIV/AIDS via peer group. That majority of the adolescents were aware of HIV and mostly through friends/peer group. Majority of the respondent had their first sex at age 11-13 years, Majority of the respondent had never used condom.And that there is significant association between the level of awareness of HIV/AIDS and prevalence of risky sexual behaviours of the adolescents. There is need to introduce HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing services in schools through the School and Adolescent Health Programmes, while more attention should be given to proper implementation of the existing programs that reduce stigma, and inculcate a more positive attitude to People Living with HIV/AIDS.

HIV AIDS and Adolescents

Author: Sarah Rengel Phillips

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Teenagers HIV and AIDS

In this volume, experts who work daily with HIV-infected teenagers reveal for us the psychological and social fallout, in addition to current medical issues, that face adolescents who've received the diagnosis.

Author: Maureen E. Lyon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275988920

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 275

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Who will want me now? It's a heart-wrenching question that comes to mind for teenagers infected with HIV. And the number of infected teenagers is increasing. Each year in the United States alone, some 1,700 more young people aged 13 to 24 are diagnosed with the ravaging end result of this infection--AIDS. Nearly 35,000 teenagers in total now have AIDS in this country. Far more have been diagnosed with HIV; an undetermined number have it and do not yet know. Worldwide among the 37 million known to be HIV-infected, about half of the people became infected sexually before their 25th birthday. In this volume, experts who work daily with HIV-infected teenagers reveal for us the psychological and social fallout, in addition to current medical issues, that face adolescents who've received the diagnosis.

Socio economic Determinants of HIV AIDS in Adolescents in Rural Western Uganda

Author: Kearsley Alison Stewart

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Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 320

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HIV AIDS and Adolescents

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concerned with the spread of HIV / AIDS among our nation's teenagers . This
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Author: Sarah Rengel Phillips

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Including Married Adolescents in Adolescent Reproductive Health and HIV AIDS Policy

Author: Judith Bruce

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Page: 37

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A Textbook on HIV Infection and AIDS in Adolescents

Author: M. S. Bhatia

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122422454

Category: AIDS (Disease) in adolescence

Page: 324

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Depression and Social Support Among Adolescents of Parents Living with HIV

Author: Sung-Jae Lee

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Page: 244

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Educating Adolescents about HIV AIDS

Further, the book highlights areas that put the adolescents at risk of this epidemic. Adolescents can reach for this book to get needed insights about the disease that has claimed the lives of millions.

Author: Ivan Bakubi

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783659400407

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Page: 92

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"Knowledge for Positive living" These words can change the lives of adolescents forever. This book shows their awareness, attitudes, and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS. The book also takes you through the various sources of knowledge for adolescents, from schools to parents, hospitals, radios, and books. The book is an "eye opener" and a reference for responding to the increasing epidemic among all age groups, by providing strategies that need to be made to save lives. Further, the book highlights areas that put the adolescents at risk of this epidemic. Adolescents can reach for this book to get needed insights about the disease that has claimed the lives of millions.

Social Determinants of Health and Knowledge About Hiv Aids Transmission Among Adolescents

Godwin C. Osakwe draws on his academic knowledge and painstaking research to determine if there's a link between knowledge and transmission of HIV/AIDS among youths in this important study.

Author: Godwin C. Osakwe Mba Mph

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781532065651

Category: Education

Page: 132

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Godwin C. Osakwe draws on his academic knowledge and painstaking research to determine if there's a link between knowledge and transmission of HIV/AIDS among youths in this important study. The author, who holds a doctorate degree in public health and a business management degree, shares broad information and engages in a comprehensive review of the origin of the disease. Focusing on Nigeria, he examines a multitude of factors that may play a role in the transmission of HIV, such as adolescent health care, demographics, social factors, and more. The goal of the study is to lessen HIV transmission by increasing knowledge about the disease. Governmental and nongovernmental organizations can use its findings to influence childhood health-care improvements and advance education to help reduce or eradicate HIV/AIDS transmission. With adolescents making up 23 percent of Nigeria's population-and given this group is likely to engage in risky behavior-there's never been a more critical time to strive to prevent the transmission of this devastating and, still, deadly virus.

Journal of HIV AIDS

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Adolescents and the HIV AIDS Epidemic

While every sexually active teenager is at risk for contracting the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), some have been found to be at higher risk because of behavioral, socioeconomic, or environmental factors.

Author: Susan A. Messina

Publisher: National Conference of State

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 41

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While every sexually active teenager is at risk for contracting the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), some have been found to be at higher risk because of behavioral, socioeconomic, or environmental factors. These youth include: runaway and homeless youth, detained or incarcerated teens, alcohol- and other drug-using youth and their sexual partners, out-of-school youth, adolescents in rural communities, gay youth, immigrant youth, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and African-American and Hispanic youth. A analysis of successful prevention programs yielded 11 program components that should be part of effective HIV/AIDS programs. The two most widely applicable are intensive, individualized attention and community-wide, multi-agency approaches; others include early identification and intervention, social skills training, and parental involvement. Six major considerations for prevention programs are: (1) no single program component can alter the outcomes for all children at risk; (2) high-risk behaviors are interrelated and prevention programs should have holistic goals; (3) a package of services is required within each community; (4) interventions should be aimed at changing institutions; (5) early intervention is crucial; and (6) one-shot programs have no effect. Three model HIV/AIDS prevention programs for high risk young people are highlighted and six policy recommendations for establishing effective programs are offered. (Contains 36 references.) (ND)

Strategies for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of HIV AIDS Among Adolescents

Author: Njeri Mbugua

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Page: 630

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HIV AIDS and Adolescents

This book addresses the relationship between high school students’ HIV and AIDS knowledge and their stigma-related attitudes/perceptions of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Caribbean and South Pacific, with a view to designing ...

Author: Prem Misir

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 981135989X

Category: Medical

Page: 233

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This book addresses the relationship between high school students’ HIV and AIDS knowledge and their stigma-related attitudes/perceptions of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Caribbean and South Pacific, with a view to designing effective stigma-reduction combined intervention programs. Presenting an international cross-sectional study using a purposive sample of high school students from Fiji (South Pacific), Vanuatu (South Pacific), Guyana, and Antigua & Barbuda (Caribbean) to assess HIV and AIDS knowledge and stigma-related attitudes by gender, age, religion, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, the book shows how stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs negatively impact interventions to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS.