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HIV/AIDS Related Knowledge, Attitude, Risk Perception And Sexual Behavior Among College Students

Volume 2 - Issue 6, June 2018 Edition
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Claire Tudayan-Espiritu
HIV/AIDS related Knowledge; Attitude towards PLWHA; Risk Perception; Sexual Behavior of College Students
This study determined the HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitude towards person living with HIV/AIDS, risk perception and sexual behavior among college students. There are three designs involved in this study. A descriptive research design which described the demographic profile, related knowledge of HIV/AIDS, attitude towards person living with HIV/AIDS, risks perception and sexual behavior. A correlational design was also utilized to determine the relationship between knowledge to their attitude. Developmental design was used for the development of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention program. Findings of the study revealed that HIV/AIDS knowledge in mode of transmission obtained a percentage of 57.75 with moderate level of knowledge, while prevention garnered a percent rating of 47.18 with fair level of knowledge. In terms of attitude of students, data revealed a grand mean of 3.33 with fair level of avoidance while empathy obtained an overall mean of 4.65 with high level of empathy. In addition, there was significant relationship between the knowledge of mode of transmission to empathetic attitude while knowledge of prevention to empathetic attitude, knowledge of prevention to avoidance and knowledge of mode of transmission to avoidance, showed no significant relationship. In the level of students’ risk perception of contracting HIV/AIDS, data revealed 0.63% showed a high perceived risk while low perceived risk consist of 42.09% and no risk comprised of 50.00%. In the level of students’ sexual risk behavior, results demonstrated 2.22% of students are considered to have high risk level of behavior, while 7.59% had moderate risk and 37.97% had low risk. Thus, based on its significant findings, HIV/AIDS program was developed.
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