2016, Number 4
Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr 2016; 32 (4)
Llanes THM, García CD, Yedra SM, Vargas FY
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Adolescents are very instable in their sexual relationships, therefore the importance for them to know about sexually transmitted infections by means of an educative intervention.
Objective: Assess an educative intervention strategy in adolescents about sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS.
Methods: Development research, intervention study in adolescents from the Aguacate area, Madruga Municipality, during the year 2013, universe constituted by 91 adolescents, while the sample chosen by identification criteria was made up by 26 adolescents in eighth grade who were applied the semi-structured interview and the educative intervention. We controlled the age to have started sexual intercourse, the level of knowledge before and after the interventions about risk factors, the sexual transmission ways, attitude to the contagion and about the sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS.
Results: 17 adolescents (65.3 %) of the studied sample maintained sexual intercourse, the level of knowledge was mad before the interventions and good later on and regarding all the variable measured: risk factors (53.8 % and 80.7 %, respectively), sexual transmission ways (46.1 % and 84.6 %, respectively). The attitude to the contagion was not concerned by 11 adolescents (42.3 %), and after the intervention just by one (3.8 %).
Conclusions: The adolescents' knowledge about sexually transmitted infections and HIV/IADS was modified after the educative intervention, which was assessed as satisfactory.