AIDS ingesting - a major health issue of Adolescents





Mr. Anirudha Alam was born in Rangpur ( not Gaibandha) in Bangladesh, 30 September 1972. His father was a famous social worker Mr. Abu Alam. Mr. Anirudha Alam has written many articles, essays, biographies, novels, stories, poems, rhymes etc. which has been published in the most prominent national and international newspapers. He has written about fifty books in several social issue of Bangladesh, his some famous books are Tomader Janeya Bangla Banan, Robot Omnibus, Akash Kusum, Pinpray, Orion. He was awarded by Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation for his best research feature of HIV/AIDS on 2006. This research feature is “Gender Awareness, Stepping Stone to HIV Prevention”




















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AIDS ingesting - a major health issue of Adolescents

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Helping Adolescents to Become Sexually Responsible Adults

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AIDS, adolescents and preventive education

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HIV/AIDS Prevention through- Qualitative Adolescent Reproductive Health Literacy

Gender Equality, Beacon of Hope for AIDS Prevention




In many countries the majority of adolescents are sexually experienced by the age of 20 and premarital and consensual sex is common among 15-19 year-olds. Sometimes teenager’s Risky sexual behaviour is also can result in contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Contracting a sexually transmitted infection is a behavioral problem not a pharmaceutical one. It is unprotected sex that leads to a rise in STI’s.

AIDS is basically a sexually transmitted disease (STD), which like some other such diseases can also be spread through blood and blood products, and from an infected woman to her unborn or newborn child. Women and girls are biologically more vulnerable than men to HIV infection and other STDs. Worldwide; the most visible impact of HIV/AIDS is the increase in the deaths of young adults. The peak mortality age for women is in the 25–35 age range and for men in the 35–45 range.

HIV infection is increasing most rapidly among young people. Half of all new infections in the US occur in people younger than 25. Sex before marriage, or sex after marriage without spouse, is still taboo for most people in our society. Most would also prefer their partners to be virgins. Sex has become much more accepted in our society today. The fact that sex has become very common among adolescents today is irrefutable. Most cases of HIV infection in women are the result of sexual contact with infected men; Use of needles tainted with the virus during intravenous drug use is the second most common method of transmission among women.

Adolescents have more opportunities to be misguided due to their friend pressure and involved in danger for having inadequate knowledge as to safe reproductive health education. So we should renovate the scopes where available for the adolescents that they can learn about reproductive health and sexual knowledge through formal or informal approach.

Similarly, reproductive health or safe sex knowledge must first secure themselves against the onslaught of HIV/AIDS before coming to the assistance of their clientele.  It is also bear in mind knowledge is not enough, especially in relation to protection against HIV infection. The literature abounds with data from surveys which show that knowledge about HIV/AIDS does not automatically lead to any desirable change in behaviour. Knowledge must be supplemented by attitudes and values that will lead to appropriate and positive decisions.

AIDS Researcher Mohammad Khairul Alam said, “There are so many social tradition and socio economical systems are responsible for this increasing like this dieses, poverty and illiteracy is also responsible for this increasing. These are not fully responsible but it helps to change behavior on so that. So if we want to prevent of this at first we have to emphasize to try to change risky behavior. We did success to find out our vulnerable target groups and why they become vulnerable”.

Certainly, adolescent girls’ prostitution is booming in Bangladesh. Adolescent girls engage or are forced into prostitution for trafficking or socio-economic reasons. But in addition to sexual exploitation, they face all sorts of violence. Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation carried out a recent field investigation, the research confirmed that adolescent girls’ prostitution is widespread in Bangladesh, although hidden at first sight from foreigners, especially in Dhaka city. Adolescent girls involved in prostitution are to be found in residence homes converted into brothels or in hotels. The majority are aged 15-18.

HIV prevention programs for adolescents must consider the developmental needs and abilities of this age group; it is essential that the adolescents be given full and accurate information and knowledge of transmission and prevention, especially those groups that are most at risk. If we fail to take necessary and timely initiatives comprehensively for ensuring qualitative adolescents reproductive health literacy HIV/AIDS prevalence will be climbing higher into new population rapidly in the vulnerable parts of the world.


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