Perceptions of and attitudes to HIV/AIDS among young adults at the University of Cape Town

 

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dc.contributor.author Levine, Susan
dc.contributor.author Ross, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-22T10:34:24Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-22T10:34:24Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Levine, S., & Ross, F. (2002). Perceptions of and attitudes to HIV/AIDS among young adults at the University of Cape Town. Centre for Social Science Research: University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19116
dc.description.abstract Given the exponential rate of growth of HIV/AIDS in the Western Cape in recent years, and university concerns about the health of students and others, knowledge about young peoples' ideas and social constructs of the virus and syndrome is important. Medical anthropology lecturers Fiona Ross and Susan Levine present here their preliminary findings about University of Cape Town student perceptions regarding HIV/AIDS. This paper shows that young adults tend to imagine that they have an immunity to HIV infection and so continue to practice unsafe sex, irrespective of their educational background and specific knowledge about HIV/AIDS. The data suggest a critical need to reassess the efficacy of education as a means of disease prevention, and to examine more closely the knowledge, attitudes and practices of young adults. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
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dc.title Perceptions of and attitudes to HIV/AIDS among young adults at the University of Cape Town en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-04-22T10:32:56Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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