Effects of alcoholism on the spread of HIV/AIDS among youth in Makindye division

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of alcoholism on the spread of HIV/AIDS among youth in Makindye Division. The study had three specific objectives, which included) to examine how HIV/AIDS is spread among youths of Makindye Division and iii) to examine how HIV/AIDS among youths of Makindye Division. The study employed a descriptive correlation design that used both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection. The findings indicated that most respondents (48%) were females who are in vulnerable groups, aged between 15-18 years (52.5%), pertaining the class of respondents, majority had reached diploma level with a frequency of 52.5 percent and secondary with a frequency of 24.3 percent and minority were primary with a frequency of 1.4% followed by 12.5. percent. The level of the effects of alcoholism was general often with mean (3.1901) which indicated that most of respondents agreed. The level of the spread of HIV/AIDS is generally often (average mean=3.1635) they strongly agreed. And also indicated a positive significant relationship between the level of effects of alcoholism and spread of HIV among youths(r=0.723, sig. =0.000) the more the government and non-government organizations have tried to eliminate the effects of alcoholism; the adolescents are now able to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. The researcher recommends there is need to sensitize youths to adopt the effects of alcoholism management strategies. There is need to uplift the educational level of HIV positive adolescents since most of them had diplomas.
A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor’s degree in Guidance and Counseling of Kampala International University
Alcoholism, HIV/AIDS, Youth, Makindye Division, Kampala