Assesing the Risk Perception and Prevention Challenges of HIV/ AIDS Among the High School Students of Wombera District, Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia

Silenat Birhanu


HIV/AIDS is the most serious health problems of the 21st century which affects all body systems as well as the mental health and social relationships of carriers and asymptomatic patients. A descriptive cross sectional survey method was used to collect the data. Majority of the study participants 42.1% (n=51) of males and 43.8% (53) of females, have never made the HIV testing in their life. Only 5.8% (n=7) of males and 8.3% (n=10) of females have made the HIV test at least one in their life. 74.5% of student respondents and 34.6% of stake holders agree on the principle of abstain to prevent HIV/AIDS infection for high school students. Similarly about 27.3% (n=33) of the student respondents reflect that the most risk factors in HIV infection are lack of awareness and comprehensive knowledge for controlling and preventing HIV/AIDS infection. Most of the students were aware of about the methods of transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS infection. 

Keywords: Health, Virus, Infections, Knowledge, Ethiopia

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/11-9-01

Publication date:May 31st 2021

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