This study assessed AIDS risk behaviors, knowledge, and related attitudes of pregnant adolescents and young mothers (n=151).
Results revealed that a substantial portion of the sample engaged in sexual behaviors (e.g., unprotected sex and multiple sex partners) that increased their risk for acquiring HIV and possibly transmitting the disease to their children.
Knowledge about major modes of HIV transmission was high ; however, commonly held misconceptions were expressed concerning the spread of disease and methods of prevention.
Results suggest that neither the experience of having an unplanned pregnancy nor knowing about HIV transmission was a sufficient motivator to reduce risk behaviors in this sample.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Comportement sexuel, Risque, Connaissance, Attitude, Gestation, Mère, Evaluation, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Education santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexual behavior, Risk, Knowledge, Attitude, Pregnancy, Mother, Evaluation, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, Health education, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0505779
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 13/02/1998.