n Gender and Behaviour - Knowledge, attitude and practices of STIs including HIV / AIDS among adolescents in Ghana
|Article Title||Knowledge, attitude and practices of STIs including HIV / AIDS among adolescents in Ghana|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||Gender and Behaviour|
|Publication Date||Dec 2006|
|Pages||953 - 974|
|Keyword(s)||Adolescents, Attitude, Ghana, HIV / AIDS, Knowledge, Practices and STIs|
This study examined knowledge, attitude and practices of sexually transmitted infections including HIV / AIDS among adolescents in Ghana. A convenient sampling of 150 students from five schools in two suburbs within the Greater Accra Metropolis was used. Findings of the study show that adolescents in the sample have a wide gap between knowledge, attitude and practice with regards to STIs and HIV / AIDS though they become sexually active at an early age. There is also a lack of behavioural change which is reinforced by perceptions and misconception regarding STIs and HIV / AIDS. In the light of the findings of study, continuous and sustained multi-dimensional and holistic education is highlighted as important ingredient in the campaign against HIV / AIDS.
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