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Adolescents and the HIV Pandemic

Adekeye, Olujide A (2005) Adolescents and the HIV Pandemic. Ilorin Researcher, 6 (1). pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

This study highlighted the importance of counselling adolescents on HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The study presents an overview of the dreaded disease-AIDS, which is a condition that is associated with infection of the immune system. Adolescents are the target group of this paper because they are the most vulnerable. It is evidenced that sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are on the increase and so is unplanned pregnancy among adolescents. The problem affects all aspects of life of the adolescents (i.e. social, economic, religious and educational). Also, the spread of the disease is very rapid among adolescents and hence, they are at the center of the epidemic. It is highly incontrovertible that prevention is better than cure. Hence, counselling is required to reduce the high incidence of HIV/AIDS among our adolescents. AIDS is a disease that once an adolescent (or any other person) contacts it, it is a contract for life.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2015 21:33
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2015 13:16
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3963

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