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International Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences

Secondary School Adolescents' Knowledge About Hiv/Aids in the State of Guerrero, Mexico

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Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Knowledge, Prevention and Adolescents
Authors:
  • Socorro, Dra. Hernandez Nava Imelda
  • Leticia, Med. Sex. Sanchez Castillo Martha
  • Carmen, Dra. Cruz Velazquez Ma. Del
  • Maribel, Dra. Sepulveda Covarrubias
  • Lucio, Dr. Diaz Gonzalez
Journal:
IJIRES
Volume:
6
Number:
1
Pages:
110-115
Month:
January
ISSN:
2349-5219
BibTex:
Abstract:
Objective: To determine the level of knowledge (NC) about HIV / AIDS by adolescents from Secondary School of Mazatlán, Guerrero, Mexico. Methods: cross-sectional descriptive study, stratified random sampling, with allocation proportional to the size of the school grade, 95% confidence and 5% error, shows 63 students from 12 to 16 years old, out of a total population of 234. Results: average age of the participants is 13 years old, and 48% are of the female gender. 73% Reported a good NC, 22% regular and 5% deficient, those of higher degree lack knowledge about the transmission routes of HIV / AIDS. Those of 2 "degree demonstrated greater knowledge in preventive measures. Conclusion: When evaluating knowledge 3 out of 10 adolescents showed deficient knowledge. Women presented more knowledge than men. What makes it necessary to implement educational interventions to increase knowledge of HIV / AIDS, protecting this group at risk

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