AIDS and Adolescents Essay by RightRiters

AIDS and Adolescents
This paper presents a detailed examination of teenage AIDs.
# 23356 | 902 words | 3 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 02, 2003 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Sociology (General)

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AIDS is a growing problem in the teenage population across the United States. The paper shows that teens have a difficult time conceptualizing the future and how important it is to stay health so they can lead healthy productive lives. The paper provides statistics on the increasing number of teenagers being infected with the AIDS epidemic and explores the programs which are underway to educate adolescents on the dangers of unprotected sex.

From the Paper:

"Programs around the country are setting up peer groups to counsel teens about the illness. Peer counseling is comprised of other teens, some with AIDs and some without. The teens have a chance to ask questions and learn the latest facts about the disease before becoming engaged in high risk behaviors. Many teens are not aware that oral sex can spread AIDs and they mistakenly think if they stick with oral sex they cannot get sick. This is one of the many fallacies about AIDS that pervade the American teenage population. Prevention programs are working to get the word to teens that abstinence is the only sure way to be risk free."

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