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Evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention intervention messages on a rural sample of South African youth's knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours over a period of 15 months

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dc.date.accessioned 2005-04-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T10:03:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T10:03:56Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7395
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to evaluate HIV/AIDS prevention intervention messages in a large rural youth population (15-24 years) in South Africa over a period of 15 months. A representative community sample of 421 youth at time one and 416 at time two participated in the study using a three-stage cluster sampling method for a household survey. Results show that over a period of 15 months sexual risk behaviour reduced (multiple partners) and the number of sexually transmitted symptoms reduced. Attitudes towards persons living with HIV/AIDS improved partly due to mass media and to a lesser extent through community interventions and partly determined by the high level of mortality experienced in the studied communities. Peer educators had a significant impact on HIV/AIDS knowledge and favourable attitude towards people living with HIV/AIDS, magazines on lower HIV risk behaviour and exposure to HIV/AIDS radio messages on consistent condom use. In this African sample of youth the reduction of sexual partners seem to be more feasible than (consistent) condom use to prevent STD and HIV infection. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS PREVENTION en
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention intervention messages on a rural sample of South African youth's knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours over a period of 15 months en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 16(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2004/05 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3362 en
dc.PageNumber 93-102 en
dc.outputnumber 1747 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K. & Seoka, P. (2004) Evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention intervention messages on a rural sample of South African youth's knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours over a period of 15 months. <i>Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health</i>. 16(2):93-102. en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Seoka, P. en


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