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Knowledge, attitude, belief and practice (K.A.B.P) study on AIDS among senior secondary students

Author(s): Sharma A | Sehgal V

Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
ISSN 0378-6323

Volume: 64;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 266;
Date: 1998;
Original page

Keywords: Knowledge | Attitude | Belief | Practice | AIDS | Senior secondary students

A cross-sectional survey was done among students of four senior secondary schools including two boys and two girls schools of rural Delhi to know the knowledge, attitude, belief and practices regarding AIDS. A large majority (83.0%) of students though had heard about AIDS, yet majority of them did not know the possible methods for prevention of AIDS. There were only 27.1% girls who knew about regular condom usage. Half of them had permissible attitude for pre-maritial sex, while sexual activity was observed in one-fourth students. Students were less reluctant to discuss about AIDS than sex, and teachers were preferred as compared to parents in this regard. School is an ideal setting to educate adolescents regarding HIV/AIDS transmission and safer sex behaviour.
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