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Exploring risk and protective mechanisms associated with HIV infection among adolescents in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-31 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T18:11:27Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T18:11:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2212
dc.description.abstract This study explored South African adolescents' perceived risk and protection for HIV infection. Adolescents (N = 28) with a mean age of 14.6 years receiving mental health care participated in Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) to engage in an in-depth exploration of their perceived risk and protective mechanisms for HIV prevention. The data were analysed using thematic content analysis. Themes that emerged from the FGDs associated with risk for HIV infection were: Alcohol and illicit drug use; Non-condom use; Prostitution and risky sexual activity with multiple partners; and Non-disclosure of HIV status. Themes that emerged as protective mechanisms included: HIV knowledge and appropriate HIV risk reducing behaviour; and Proactive parental attitudes and behaviour. These findings highlight the importance of ascertaining the perceptions of adolescents about risk and protection from HIV infection in order to inform future programs for HIV prevention among adolescents. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS PREVENTION en
dc.title Exploring risk and protective mechanisms associated with HIV infection among adolescents in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber XFJILZ en
dc.Volume 24(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Abingdon, England en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8399 en
dc.PageNumber 232-240 en
dc.outputnumber 7135 en
dc.bibliographictitle Naidoo, P., Donenberg, G., Davids, A., Jonas, N., Vermaak, R., Simbayi, L., Kagee, A., Ward, C. & Emersen, E. (2014) Exploring risk and protective mechanisms associated with HIV infection among adolescents in South Africa. <i>Journal of Psychology in Africa</i>. 24(3):232-240. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Naidoo, P. en
dc.contributor.author2 Donenberg, G. en
dc.contributor.author3 Davids, A. en
dc.contributor.author4 Jonas, N. en
dc.contributor.author5 Vermaak, R. en
dc.contributor.author6 Simbayi, L. en
dc.contributor.author7 Kagee, A. en
dc.contributor.author8 Ward, C. en
dc.contributor.author9 Emersen, E. en


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