Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

HIV awareness and sexual behaviors among high school 9th to 12th grade students
by Becker, Michael, D.H.A., Capella University, 2012, 122; 3545465
Abstract (Summary)

Sexually transmitted disease including human immunodeficiency virus continues to infect persons at an alarming rate. HIV status awareness is a tool that can assist persons in making choices that can reduce the infection rate and improve the health and well being of adults. Young individuals continue to be the largest populations to become infected yet unprotected sex continues to rise. Effective strategies that address the relationship between awareness of HIV status and safe sex practices must be explored at the individual level in order to gain first hand knowledge and prepare wide spread interventions. Gaining personal insight from high school youth who are aware of their HIV status may gain valuable insight into the incidence of unprotected sex and high risk sexual behaviors. This research may also result in reducing high risk sexual behaviors as a result of persons being aware of their HIV status. The quantitative correlational study will investigate the significance of HIV awareness among high school students and the frequency of high sexual behaviors. Results will allow providers an opportunity to expand services to improve the health and well-being of our youth.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Raymer, Mary R.
Commitee: Pilkington, Cyndra, Stika, Nita
School: Capella University
Department: School of Public Service Leadership
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-B 74/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Health sciences, Nursing, Health education, Health care management
Keywords: High risk sexual behavior, High school students, Hiv awareness, The 9th to 12th grade students
Publication Number: 3545465
ISBN: 978-1-267-77739-3
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