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Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on HIV/AIDS, its Transmission and Prevention among Primary School Pupils in Rural Kisarawe

Kigombola, A. and Gotora, G. (2007) Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on HIV/AIDS, its Transmission and Prevention among Primary School Pupils in Rural Kisarawe. Dar Es Salaam Medical Students' Journal, 14 (2). ISSN 0856-7212

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Abstract

To determine level of knowledge of HIV/AIDS and its transmissions, demographic factors influencing level of knowledge, rate of condom use and attitude toward condoms use and sexual activities among primary school pupils Descriptive cross-sectional study the study was conducted in rural areas of Kisarawe district in Coast region. Six primary schools were involved grade six and seven pupils were involved in the study The study involved 334 pupils from five primary schools. 48.8% were males and 51.2% females. Most students were of 15-16 age group. Majority of pupils had high knowledge on HIV/AIDS and its transmission (76%). Males were more knowledgeable than females on prevention (69.9% vs. 61.4%) and results were significant. Forty two percent (42%) of pupils have had sexual intercourse and in most cases with their fellow pupils (57.1%). Age group in which most pupils started to engage in sexual activities was 11 to 14 years (65.7%). 32.9% of pupils were forced into sexual intercourse and females were more coerced than males (58% vs. 15.7%) and results were statistically significant. Only about 28.6% of pupils reported condom use in their last sexual intercourse. Furthermore 61.1% of pupils considered condoms ineffective in preventing HIV transmission. Among interviewed pupils 25 (7.5%) reported to have suffered from STI,

Item Type: Article
Keywords: HIV/AIDS, HIV prevention, Condom use, Primary school pupils, Sexual intercourse, Rural Kisarawe
Subjects: HIV > Prevention
Divisions: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 08:39
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 08:39
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/3119

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