Impact of reproductive physiology eduction in the era of AIDS
Bhatt, Janardan (2001) Impact of reproductive physiology eduction in the era of AIDS. Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences. ISSN ISSN:0972-4729
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A project documented the fact that the existing knowledge of H.I.V. and AIDS/R.P.E. awareness is not adequate among the secondary school student considering the fear of and pandemic nature of AIDS. The study also documented the student's demand of implementing the AIDS education in school curriculum. The project further documented fact that there is significant increase level of knowledge & awareness of AIDS, without any hazard or increasing fear of AIDS if A.I.D.S & R.P education is given in class room set up. Considering the fact that commonest mode of transmission of AIDS in youth is sexual mode, the brief anatomy and physiology of human reproductive system, human sexuality, safer sex, safer sex techniques must be taught in context to prevention of AIDS. By the study it is also found that AIDS education is not in the curriculum of secondary school student considering the global benefits, A.f.D.S & R.P. Education should not be ignored in schools and such education can be integrated in to regular curriculum like general science life science biology, psychology etc. such A.I.D.S. & R.P. Education can be provided by the school teachers after training them adequately. The ministry/department of general education and ministry/department of health/school health education should take synergistic actions to implement the A.I.D.S & R.P. education in secondary school level at ninth and tenth grade students. In classroom setup the false belief of students can be heard and cleared by discussion. Behavioral point of view, it is further emphasized that it is very difficult to change the behaviour when it is attempted in later stage. The multifaceted A.I.D.S. & R.P. Education proposed here is in early stage in life, for the prevention purpose. To conclude the multifaceted comprehensive holistic approach is required as an educational intervention, if our efforts to prevent H.I.V. infection & AIDS on long term basis are to be effective. What is really needed is value based A.I.D.S & R.P. Education. In relation to AIDS education particularly, school decision makers must not abrogate their responsibility towards those in their care (the students).
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