Emphasizing Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention to Youths from the Religious Perspective

Eke Reginald Ahuizi
2013 Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders  
Religion shapes everyday beliefs and activities of youths, but few studies have associated HIV prevention with religion. This study explored how religious beliefs were used to enhance prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among youths. Study examines role of religion in discouraging HIV-related issues like stigma, discrimination and others. It enlightens youth on how to integrate religious beliefs with HIV prevention to boost compliance to HIV/AIDS medical interventions.
more » ... thods: An interactive seminar was held with convenience sample of 530 youth and 8 youth leaders of Seventhday Adventist church. Therefore, a sample of 538 individuals between 18-51 years was studied. During the seminar, researchers used pictures of various STIs to explain mode of transmission and showed how youth could be at risk of infections. Twenty three self administered questions were used for the study. Simple percentages on frequency tables were used for analysis.
doi:10.4172/2161-038x.s13-001 fatcat:dk7aya3nl5d7vjfgnzqbx374ay