Thesis on Hiv

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THE LEVEL OF AWARENESS AND PRACTICE IN THE PREVENTION OF HIV/AIDS AMONG MALE ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS IN SELECTED AREAS IN CAVITE An Undergraduate Thesis Presented to The Faculty of the College of Nursing University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Molino, Bacoor Cavite In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing CHARMAINE ROSE P. CABIGUNDA DIVINE GRACE M. HIFARVA ARIEL F. DELA PENA SHIELD LYN B. MALANO FRANCIS T. MONTEHERMOSO APPROVAL SHEET This thesis entitled “The Level of Awareness and Practice in the Prevention of HIV/AIDS among Young Adult in Selected Areas in Cavite”, prepared and submitted by, Charmaine Rose P. Cabigunda, Ariel F. Dela Pena, Divine Grace M. Hifarva, Shield…show more content…
Adolescents do not have easy access to essential facts about HIV. The most-recent national survey among young people on HIV and STI awareness showed 73% thought that they are immune to HIV. Among high-risk 15-17 year olds, only 18-24% was able to answer 5 simple questions on HIV, compared with 31-46% among adults. .Adolescents with high-risk behaviors often finds themselves excluded from HIV services. For example, among 15-17 year old boys with high risk behaviors surveyed, only up to 0.5% had ever been tested for HIV. (DOH NEC HIV AIDS Registry December 2010; 2009 DOH Integrated HIV Behavioral and Serologic Surveillance; Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Survey, 2003) These initiatives become relevant in the face of growing threats of HIV/AIDS infection particularly among young people. Worldwide, they are considered one of the more vulnerable segments of the population insofar as HIV/AIDS infection is concerned. The population within the age range 15-24 continues to comprise the major bulk of HIV infections. Based on estimates by the UNAIDS, more than half of new infections belong to this age group (UN, 2002). The vulnerability of young people to sexually transmitted infection is associated with their growing involvement in risk behaviors such as early and unprotected sex, having multiple partners, drug use and alcohol abuse. Recent statistics on adolescent sexuality in the Philippines point to an increasing number of young
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