AIDS/HIV Knowledge, Attitude and Beliefs of Adolescents of Pakistan

European Journal of Social Sciences, 16(2), pp. 275-285

11 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2012 Last revised: 17 Dec 2012

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Naheed Abrar

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology

Arsalan Mujahid Ghouri

IQRA University; Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris; Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Date Written: March 28, 2010

Abstract

HIV or AIDS is a major threat for humanity in the world especially in developing countries. Globally millions of people are suffering from this disease. Adolescents of developing countries have partial knowledge about HIV/AIDS. Almost all developing countries face the same dilemma. The awareness level of Pakistan about this syndrome isn’t satisfactory. The present study was perform to investigated the awareness level and beliefs about AIDS/HIV of adolescents after media and internet revolution in Pakistan and analyze the adolescent level of knowledge about AIDS/HIV in colleges of Pakistan. One thousand and five hundred and forty five randomly selected Pakistan College students were selected from 8 different cities of Sindh province. Twenty two questions asked in the survey and results showed that adolescents had partial knowledge about AIDS and its related issues. They need to clarify their beliefs and strengthen their knowledge about AIDS which help themselves, their peers, relatives and society from this hazard.

Keywords: HIV, AIDS, Adolescents, Pakistan, Developing countries

JEL Classification: I00, J16

Suggested Citation

Abrar, Naheed and Ghouri, Arsalan Mujahid, AIDS/HIV Knowledge, Attitude and Beliefs of Adolescents of Pakistan (March 28, 2010). European Journal of Social Sciences, 16(2), pp. 275-285, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2030451

Naheed Abrar

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology ( email )

Sector G-7/1, Main University Road
Karachi
Pakistan

Arsalan Mujahid Ghouri (Contact Author)

IQRA University ( email )

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Shaheed-e-Millat Road (Ext.)
Karachi, Sindh 75500
Pakistan

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris ( email )

TG.MALIM - PERAK
Tanjong Malim, PA Perak 35900
Malaysia

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris ( email )

TG.MALIM - PERAK
Tanjong Malim, PA Perak 35900
Malaysia

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