ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Original Article
Sexual Activity and HIV-Related Knowledge among Secondary School Students in China
1 Wannan Medical College School of Public Health, Wuhu, Anhui, China  
Eurasian J Med 2019; 51: 49-52
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2019.15057
Key Words: Sexual activity, student, HIV, China
Abstract

 

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the level of HIV/AIDS knowledge and sexual activity among secondary school students, and to offer specific intervention strategies.

 

Materials and Methods: Random sampling technique was used and cross-sectional study was conducted among 6347 students using self-administered questionnaire.

 

Results: The ages of participants range from 9 to 21 years with a mean of 14.83±1.63 years. Of 6347 students, 3214 (50.6%) were female. Results showed that 65% of male and 71% of female had been pornography reader. Overall, the prevalence of knowledge on HIV caused by virus was high for male and female. On intimate contact, 25.7% of the male and 17.7% of the female students reported that they had a history of hugging; 11.3% of male and 5.6% of female students reported that they had an experience of kissing; 11.3% of male and 4.0% of female students reported that they had an experience of caressing, 27% of male and 18% of female students reported that they had an experience of sexual intercourse; and 49.5% of male and 58.4% of female students reported to have been forced to have sex. Accordingly, 75.1% of male and 90% of female students heard of HIV.

 

Conclusion: Education of the students on HIV /AIDS seems poorer at the secondary school in certain areas of China; more attention should be paid to those of senior grade students and students from divorced families.

 

Cite this article as: He L, Jin Y, Ren X, et al. Sexual Activity and HIV-Related Knowledge among Secondary School Students in China. Eurasian J Med 2019; 51(1): 49-52.

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