Hiv/aids and education among young girls in lelmokwo zone, kosirai division, Nandi north district, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This study was set t find out the HIV/AIDS awareness in Chelalang sub - location Cheburbur location, Uasinguishu District Kenya a descriptive survey design, using both quantitative and qualitative data. teenage girls were the main respondents of this study. Convenience sampling was used to select the teenage girls of different ages from 10-20 years respectively who answered the questionnaires. Frequency counts and relative frequency were used to analyze the data from the questionnaires. Tables were used to analyze data. The findings indicate that 38% of teenage girls had primary level of education and 52% had secondary level which increased the level of HIV/AIDS awareness among the teenage girls. Majority 73% of the respondents are not aware of it. 55% were not aware that use of condoms can prevent/ reduce HIV/AIDS infection while 45% were aware that condoms use is one way of preventing and reducing HIV/AIDS infections. Good number of respondents 40% got to know the cause of death of HIV/AIDS victims through whisper while 23% just suspected while 175 hard it from the patient, showing that HIV/ AIDS is still kept in secrecy because of fear of discrimination. The researcher concluded that even though majority of teenage girls are aware about lack of awareness of importance of VCT centers within their area. The researcher recommends that all the organizations involved in fighting HIV/AIDS disease should try their best level to reach as many teenage girls as possible. The government also should make it mandatory for teenage girls and all other people to be tested in hospitals so that they are given treatment early enough before they are extremely sick. Community should be taught more about HIV?AIDS so as to reduce shame, segregation and general stigma on HIV/AIDS pa1ients.
A research project has been submitted to the College of Education Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the award of Bachelor of Education of Kampala International University
Hiv/aids, education, Young girls, Nandi north district