Traditional Balinese youth groups as a venue for prevention of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Our aims were to assess the feasibility of conducting peer-led educational interventions against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) through traditional Balinese youth groups and to gather information on sexual risk-taking and its correlates among Balinese youth.
A cross-sectional survey was conducted, with follow-up questionnaires for pilot intervention participants.
Subjects and methods
A self-administered questionnaire was given to 375 subjects (aged 16-25 years) from 12 youth groups representing four main resort areas in Bali.
Post-intervention data were collected from 97 of these subjects who had taken part in pilot educational programs.
Focus groups supplemented survey data in evaluating the intervention and understanding risk behaviors.
In a cross-sectional survey, one-quarter of males and few females reported sexual activity ; subsequent focus groups suggested under-reporting by females.
While knowledge and worries about HIV/AIDS were high, only 10% of sexually active males and no females reported consistent condom use.
The mean age of first sexual intercourse was highly correlated with first alcohol consumption (P=0.0003).
Peer educators from selected youth groups planned and implemented interventions for their own groups.
Post-intervention data indicated significant increases in communication about sexual issues with friends and parents.
Condom attitudes became less negative and efficacy increased. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Programme sanitaire, Education santé, Questionnaire, Adolescent, Homme, Prévention, Adulte jeune, Bali, Indonésie, Asie, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Sanitary program, Health education, Questionnaire, Adolescent, Human, Prevention, Young adult, Bali, Indonesia, Asia, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0006116
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 17/04/1998.