Event Title

Adolescents’ attitudes towards people living with HIV and AIDS in Kosova

Session

Psychology

Description

The aim of this paper is to examine attitudes towards people living with HIV in correlation with socio-cultural aspects among adolescents in Kosovo. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a sample of 384 adolescents in Kosova. Adolescents from 13 to 18 years old were part of the survey. A self-administered and self-reporting questionnaire were used to gather data. Most of the items in the questionnaire were adaptations of the items based on the WHO AIDS program regarding knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices (KABP) whereas some specific items were developed intentionally by the researcher for purpose of this study. Attitudes of subjects towards PLWHA were acceptable and tolerant. Female subjects have more tolerant attitudes towards HIV people compared with male subjects. At the other hand, subjects tend to relate HIV with specific groups and show more negative attitudes towards these groups, such as LGBT community.

Keywords:

adolescents, HIV, AIDS, attitudes, Kosova.

Session Chair

Edmond Dragoti, Denis Celcima

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 2:25 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 2:35 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.96

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Adolescents’ attitudes towards people living with HIV and AIDS in Kosova

Pristina, Kosovo

The aim of this paper is to examine attitudes towards people living with HIV in correlation with socio-cultural aspects among adolescents in Kosovo. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a sample of 384 adolescents in Kosova. Adolescents from 13 to 18 years old were part of the survey. A self-administered and self-reporting questionnaire were used to gather data. Most of the items in the questionnaire were adaptations of the items based on the WHO AIDS program regarding knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices (KABP) whereas some specific items were developed intentionally by the researcher for purpose of this study. Attitudes of subjects towards PLWHA were acceptable and tolerant. Female subjects have more tolerant attitudes towards HIV people compared with male subjects. At the other hand, subjects tend to relate HIV with specific groups and show more negative attitudes towards these groups, such as LGBT community.