A Study to Determine the Level of Awareness About Hiv/Aids Among Pupils of Kakutu Primary School in Budaka District

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A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF AWARENESS ABOUT HIV/AIDS AMONG PUPILS OF KAKUTU PRIMARY SCHOOL IN BUDAKA DISTRICT

BY
KIZITO MUDAMBO
REG NO: DOT/129/07/08

A RESEARCH PROPOSAL SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT FOR THE AWARD OF A DIPLOMA IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY OF MULAGO PARAMEDICAL SCHOOLS MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS

APRIL 2010
DECLARATION
I, Kizito Mudambo, declare that the contents of this proposal are a result of my own work and have never been submitted to any University or other institution of higher learning for an academic award.

Signed:………………………………… Date……………………………… KIZITO MUDAMBO (STUDENT)

APPROVAL
This research proposal which is about the knowledge, attitude and practices among primary school pupils about
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Efforts should be focused on all groups in society, but especially on the youth as their whole life lies before them and they are the future of the country. There are, however, barriers when working with young people in the prevention of HIV/AIDS, such as the following. Most adolescents consider themselves omnipotent. Many have the attitude that it cannot happen to them, despite evidence showing that it can. Many young people believe HIV to be a homosexual disease (Lioeanjie, 1996: 138). It is no secret that sexual activity among youth is high and that early onset of sexual activity is rarely followed by a return to abstinence (Lioeanjie, 1996: 139). The high rates of sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies clearly indicate that a significant percentage of adolescents are having unprotected sex despite knowledge of sexual matters (Van Dyk, 1999: 138). Young people have misconceptions about sexuality. These may stem from either the environment or from music and videos in which there are explicit sex scenes along with language that tells them that love equals sex (Strydom, 2002: 86). There are young people who think that the contraceptive pill can protect them against AIDS in the same way as it prevents pregnancy (Van Dyk, 1999: 138). There are many young people who are of the opinion that it is not really sex when you use a condom (Steyn, 2000: 2). Concern about AIDS appears to be