Sources of Information about STI/HIV/AIDS Used by Adolescent Students

  • Débora Amorim de Vasconcelos Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Maria Mônica Paulino do Nascimento Master Student of Collective Health, Catholic University of Santos. Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Cláudia Jeane Lopes Pimenta Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Thaynara Ferreira Filgueiras Obstetrics Nursing Resident, School of Public Health of Ceará. Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Marleny Andrade Abreu Post-graduate Student in Urgency and Emergency and Intensive Care Unit Nursing, Faculty of Santa Maria. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Mariel Wágner Holanda Lima Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Milena Nunes Alves de Sousa Nurse. Doctor in Health Promotion by Franca University. Professor at the Faculty of Santa Maria and Integrated faculties of Patos. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Matheus Fontes Leite Medicine Student, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Hermínia Monalisa Pereira de Sousa Barreto Post-graduate Student in Urgency and Emergency Nursing , Faculty of Santa Maria. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Kariny Kelly de Oliveira Maia Specialist in Family and Community Health, Open University of the National Health System. Brazil.
  • Claryssa Queiroz de Oliveira Post-graduate Student in Dermatology Nursing, Faculty of Santa Maria. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Adriana Ramalho Nascimento Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Fernanda Thamy Feitosa Valêncio Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Rayssa Dantas de Araújo Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Ronney Alves Braga dos Santos Bachelor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nova Esperança. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

Abstract

Introduction: adolescence is a stage is which several transformations occur in the individual’s body, besides being the period of greatest vulnerability to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), especially HIV/AIDS, as sexuality and the search for pleasure are  salient features of the adolescent individuals.  Objective: identify the sources of information about STI/HIV/AIDS used by adolescent students. Method: this is an exploratory, descriptive and transversal field study, with a quantitative approach, carried out in a public high school, located in the urban area of the municipality of Cajazeiras/PB, with 188 adolescents of a population base of 288 students, between the months of February and March 2015. The data was collected during the school term period, by means of a previously elaborated questionnaire, and analyzed with the SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Science) for Windows, version 21. Results: 188 adolescents took part in this study, of whom the majority was composed  of the female individuals, aged between 17 and 19 years, self-declared black or brown-skinned , without a partner , catholic, with a family income of up to a minimum salary and who stated not to work. About the sources of information, it became clear that the school and the media were the most cited by the adolescents of both genders. Conclusion: it was observed that the social and economic spheres may increase the adolescents’ vulnerability   to STI/HIV/AIDS and that the school made a relevant contribution to the dissemination of knowledge on the topic.
Published
Mar 14, 2016
How to Cite
VASCONCELOS, Débora Amorim de et al. Sources of Information about STI/HIV/AIDS Used by Adolescent Students. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, mar. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1465>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1895.
Section
Infectious Diseases

Keywords

Adolescent; Sexually Transmitted Infections; Sources of information.

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