Community public health nursing: promoting the public health. 8 th edition
- A Judith A, R Cherie, W Kristine D
The Aim Of This Study: was to assess the level of awareness about HIV/AIDS among in-technical school adolescents in Tanta city. Background: In Egypt, HIV is prevalent among the most productive population. About 84.3 % of the HIV infected Egyptians were between 15-49 years. There is an increase in the number of detected HIV infections in the youth and the share of those between 15-24 years is 14.1% of all detected HIV infections. Design: A descriptive cross-sectional design was used. Methods: school-based study was conducted using a self-administered structured questionnaire. The respondents were secondary technical school students' grade 3, 4, and 5 in Tanta city-Egypt. Results: The majority of the studied students had poor awareness score about AIDS. However, the female students were more likely to have poor HIV/AIDS awareness compared to male students. About two thirds of the students have a lot of misconceptions related to transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Conclusion & Recommendation: lack of awareness and misconceptions about HIV/ AIDS are commonly among technical school adolescent students in Tanta city. HIV/AIDS information, education and communication activities need to be intensified in secondary technical schools, including further attention being put on gender and teaching methods of HIV/AIDS and its related issues.