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Examining sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents infected with HIV at Chiedza Child Care Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.advisor Ramabulana, Denga Bellinda
dc.contributor.author Murimba, Lynnette
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-04T14:32:11Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-04T14:32:11Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.identifier.citation Murimba, Lynnette (2014) Examining sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents infected with HIV at Chiedza Child Care Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18704> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18704
dc.description.abstract The study examined the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents infected with HIV and AIDS. This was a qualitative study that involved semi-structured interviews and observation. The sampling method used was purposive and it entailed 10 adolescents (4 boys and 6 girls) who are living with HIV at Chiedza Child Care Centre in Zimbabwe. This study revealed that adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health needs are the desire to have sex, desire to have children, the need for prevention of unwanted pregnancy and care and treatment support. However, their knowledge of HIV and AIDS was inadequate. Adolescents also revealed their lack of proper information regarding their health care and treatment needs. However, adolescents illustrated an adequate knowledge of the services available for them for their health, treatment and care needs. The study recommended that there is need to strengthen the provision of information and services on adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health issues. The study also recommended that counsellors should improve their counselling skills so that they can empower adolescents living with HIV to be able to negotiate condom usage, matters of dating and handling relationships. en
dc.format.extent 1 electronic resource (xii, 126 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Adolescents living with HIV and AIDS en
dc.subject Sexual needs en
dc.subject Reproductive en
dc.subject Health needs en
dc.subject Health care and treatment needs en
dc.subject Youth friendly services en
dc.subject Health care services en
dc.subject.ddc 362.196979205081096891
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- Zimbabwe -- Prevention.
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Zimbabwe -- Prevention.
dc.title Examining sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents infected with HIV at Chiedza Child Care Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Sociology
dc.description.degree M. A. (Social Behaviour Studies in HIV and AIDS)


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