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Journal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.6, No. 12)

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Page : 377-383

Keywords : Knowledge of HIV/AIDS; Adolescents and treatment;

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Aims/purpose: The present study was an attempt to assess need of knowledge based counseling among 13 to 17 year old adolescents. Methodology of study: The total sample for the present study included 400 adolescents i e 200 from different girl's high schools and 200 from women's colleges which are the most of HIV prevalence blocks of the Ganjam district of Odisha state. By using exploratory and the descriptive study design, the researcher attempts to describe female adolescents' knowledge and understanding regarding HIV/AIDS, A scheduled questionnaire was used covering all aspects of HIV/ AIDS and observation methods were also used to collect the data from the adolescent girls. To analysis data the researcher used frequency percentages and the t- tests were computed. Findings: The study found out that nearly half of the respondents (49.5%) reported that they did not have any idea about the availability of treatment for HIV infected person, while (23.3%) of the respondents reported that allopathic medicines are available to treat HIV infected persons whereas only (15.8%) of the respondents had right knowledge about the proper treatment for infected people. Which shows that the adolescent have insufficient knowledge about the treatment. Conclusion and. Recommendations: The present study will help to focuses of adolescent's level of knowledge about the availability of treatment and proper diet because HIV/AIDS is not a curable disease anymore and ART is the only solution for positive people they need extra guide line to increase coping skills and need for adequate support system. Right knowledge right action right time can change the life of an individual as well as the society.

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