CONDOM USE AND HIV/AIDS: PRECAUTIONARY BEHAVIOUR AMONG BOTSWANA YOUTH

Kwaku Osei-Hwedie, Rachel Namutosi

Abstract


The article is based on a research study of a random sample of 250 young people aged between 12 and 18 years attending private secondary schools in Gaborone. The main focus was to assess young peoples’ attitudes towards and knowledge of HIV/AIDS precautionary behaviour, and the link between certain behaviours such as inconsistent use of condoms and HIV infection. It is evident that young people are very knowledgeable about precautions against HIV/AIDS, and the relationships between certain behaviours and HIV infection. However, this awareness does not necessarily translate into change in sexual behaviour

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15270/40-2-343

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