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HIV/AIDS knowledge of secondary school learners in Sefhare, Botswana

Show simple item record Adenuga, Babafunso Aderemi Ehlers, Valerie 2013-04-09T14:03:53Z 2013-04-09T14:03:53Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation Adenuga, B.A.; Ehlers, V.J(2012) HIV/AIDS knowledge of secondary school learners in Sefhare, Botswana. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery 14(1) pp 16-27 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 16825055
dc.description.abstract Quantitative, descriptive research, using self-completion questionnaires, was conducted to determine the level of HIV/AIDS knowledge of 92 secondary school learners in Sefhare, Botswana. Of the 92 respondents, about half could explain what HIV/AIDS was, but only 13.6% said AIDS is caused by HIV and only 4.5% said AIDS is an incurable disease. The ABC of protecting oneself against HIV (abstain from sex, be faithful to one sex partner, use condoms) was mentioned by merely 57.6% of the learners. The learners’ lack of knowledge should be addressed by school HIV/AIDS programmes offered in Botswana. As 81.5% of the learners were willing to be tested for HIV, this service should be made available with simultaneous confidential personal HIV/AIDS education, irrespective of the HIV test results. Teachers’ and parents’ HIV/AIDS knowledge should also be updated regularly en
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Unisa en
dc.rights © 2012 AJNM
dc.subject Botswana's HIV/AIDS school programme en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS knowledge en
dc.subject Prevention of HIV infection en
dc.subject Secondary school learners' sexual behaviour en
dc.title HIV/AIDS knowledge of secondary school learners in Sefhare, Botswana en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Health Studies en

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