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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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Abstract

TORRES, Gilson de Vasconcelos; DAVIM, Rejane Marie Barbosa  and  ALMEIDA, Maria do Carmo S.. Knowledge and opinion of a group of adolescents about AIDS prevention. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 1999, vol.7, n.2, pp. 41-46. ISSN 0104-1169.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11691999000200006.

This descriptive study was developed in a State School, located in the city of Natal-RN, with the purpose to identify the knowledge and opinion of a group of adolescents about AIDS prevention. 30 questionnaires were applied and among the main obtained results, the authors found out that the adolescents are not well informed regarding this disease. Among the mentioned prevention methods they found the use of condom, but not in a systematic way by 50% of the population studied.

Keywords : adolescents; knowledge; prevention; AIDS.

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