Difference of Knowledge Toward Hiv/Aids in Adolescents in Sleman, Yogyakarta


Mario Febrianus Helan Sani, Nanda Agustian Simatupang

 

Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret

 

ABSTRACT

Background: In many countries throughout the world, sexually transmitted disease such as HIV/ AIDS also occurred in adolescents. A study by National Behavioral Surveillance Survey stated that the level of awareness and knowledge among young people about HIV/ AIDS was low. This study was aimed to explore the difference of knowledge toward HIV/AIDS in adolescents in Sleman, Yogyakarta.

Subjects and Method: A descriptive study was carried out at Public Senior High School 1 and Muhammadiyah Senior High School 1, Sleman, Yogyakarta, in April 2019. A sample of 65 students was selected randomly. The study variable was knowledge toward HIV/AIDS. The data were collected by questionnaire and analyzed by Mann whitney test.

Results: Mean of knowledge toward HIV/AIDS in students in Public Senior High School 1 (Mean= 63.69; SD= 24.9) was higher than Muhammadiyah 1 Senior High School Sleman (Mean= 45.84; SD= 21.7) and it was statistically significant (p<0.001).

Conclusion: Adolescents knowledge toward HIV/AIDS in Public Senior High School 1 is higher than Muhammadiyah 1 Senior High School, Sleman, Yogyakarta.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, knowledge, adolescents

Correspondence: Mario Febrianus Helan Sani. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret. Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Central Java. Email: rhyansani@gmail.com. Mobile: +6281326608972.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.02.49

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