Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to HIV/AIDS among adolescents in Malaysia

Zulkifli, S.N.; Wong, Y.L. (2002) Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to HIV/AIDS among adolescents in Malaysia. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 57 (1). pp. 3-23. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

Findings on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to HIV/AIDS among 520 Malaysian adolescents, aged 15 to 21 years, based on a survey conducted in Peninsular Malaysia showed that the average score for knowledge on HIV/AIDS was high, and majority showed a positive attitude towards the disease. However, misconceptions regarding transmission and gender bias related to sexual behaviour and contracting the disease prevailed. Although 72 percent of the sexually-experienced did not use protection at first sexual intercourse, 80 percent did not perceive themselves to be at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. A critical review of existing HIV/AIDS prevention programmes to focus on adolescent risk-taking behaviour and sexuality issues, including male-female negotiation skills, is warranted.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Zulkifli, S.N.
  2. Wong, Y.L.(Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Journal of Malaysia
Additional Information: Zulkifli, S N Wong, Y L eng Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Malaysia 2003/10/23 05:00 Med J Malaysia. 2002 Mar;57(1):3-23.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent Adult Female *HIV Infections/prevention & control/transmission *Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Humans Malaysia Male
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms azrahani halim
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 12:36
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 14:51
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8676

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