“Awareness of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Aquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome among Rural Adolescent Girls from Nanded District of Maharashtra state.”



The purpose of the present study was to examine the awareness level regarding the HIV/AIDS among rural adolescent girls. A sample of two hundred and forty adolescent’s girls living in rural area constituted the sample of the study.  Out of which one hundred and twenty girls were from Junior Intermediate and one hundred and twenty were from Senior Intermediate studying Science and Arts groups. To measure the HIV/AIDS awareness level of adolescents the HIV/AIDS awareness questionnaire was used. After careful administration of the tool, the collected information was subjected to statistical analysis and the findings were drawn. Majority of the Intermediate girls had very low awareness among the spread of HIV /AIDS. Intermediate girls studying in arts group had less awareness on spread of HIV/ AIDS when compared to girls studying in science group.  

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