Young people's knowledge, attitude, and behaviour on STI/HIV/AIDS in the context of Nepal: A systematic review

Authors: Upreti, D., Regmi, P., Pant, P. and Simkhada, P.

Journal: Kathmandu University Medical Journal

Volume: 7

Issue: 28

Pages: 383-391

ISSN: 1812-2027

DOI: 10.3126/kumj.v7i4.2759

Abstract:

Background: Sexual and reproductive health of young people has become a major health problem in recent decades. Recent and rapidly increasing Human Immune Defi ciency Virus (HIV) rates show an urgent need for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV prevention interventions in Nepal. Objectives: This paper attempts to assess knowledge, attitude and behaviour on STIs/HIV/AIDS in the context of young peoples of Nepal. Materials and methods: A systematic review based on the available literature was carried out including both qualitative and quantitative studies. Results: Our findings indicate that the overall knowledge regarding STIs and HIV/AIDS is high although the level of knowledge seems to differ according to education, gender, and area of residence. Knowledge about condoms was also very high but practice of correct and consistent use in premarital and extramarital sexual relations with non-regular partners seems to be lower. The overall sexual behaviour among young people is unsafe. Conclusion: This suggests that young people's sexual and reproductive health issues need to be further addressed and explored in order to promote safer and responsible sexual behaviour.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22446/

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Young people's knowledge, attitude, and behaviour on STI/HIV/AIDS in the context of Nepal: a systematic review.

Authors: Upreti, D., Regmi, P., Pant, P. and Simkhada, P.

Journal: Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ)

Volume: 7

Issue: 28

Pages: 383-391

eISSN: 1812-2078

DOI: 10.3126/kumj.v7i4.2759

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Sexual and reproductive health of young people has become a major health problem in recent decades. Recent and rapidly increasing Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) rates show an urgent need for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV prevention interventions in Nepal. OBJECTIVES: This paper attempts to assess knowledge, attitude and behaviour on STIs/HIV/AIDS in the context of young peoples of Nepal. METHOD AND MATERIAL: A systematic review based on the available literature was carried out including both qualitative and quantitative studies. RESULTS: Our findings indicate that the overall knowledge regarding STIs and HIV/AIDS is high although the level of knowledge seems to differ according to education, gender, and area of residence. Knowledge about condoms was also very high but practice of correct and consistent use in premarital and extramarital sexual relations with non-regular partners seems to be lower. The overall sexual behaviour among young people is unsafe. CONCLUSION: This suggests that young people's sexual and reproductive health issues need to be further addressed and explored in order to promote safer and responsible sexual behaviour.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22446/

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Young people's knowledge, attitude, and behaviour on STI/HIV/AIDS in the context of Nepal: a systematic review.

Authors: Upreti, D., Regmi, P., Pant, P. and Simkhada, P.

Journal: Kathmandu University medical journal (KUMJ)

Volume: 7

Issue: 28

Pages: 383-391

eISSN: 1812-2078

ISSN: 1812-2027

DOI: 10.3126/kumj.v7i4.2759

Abstract:

Background

Sexual and reproductive health of young people has become a major health problem in recent decades. Recent and rapidly increasing Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) rates show an urgent need for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV prevention interventions in Nepal.

Objectives

This paper attempts to assess knowledge, attitude and behaviour on STIs/HIV/AIDS in the context of young peoples of Nepal.

Method and material

A systematic review based on the available literature was carried out including both qualitative and quantitative studies.

Results

Our findings indicate that the overall knowledge regarding STIs and HIV/AIDS is high although the level of knowledge seems to differ according to education, gender, and area of residence. Knowledge about condoms was also very high but practice of correct and consistent use in premarital and extramarital sexual relations with non-regular partners seems to be lower. The overall sexual behaviour among young people is unsafe.

Conclusion

This suggests that young people's sexual and reproductive health issues need to be further addressed and explored in order to promote safer and responsible sexual behaviour.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22446/

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