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Working with Adolescence, Sexuality and HIV | Abstract

Journal of HIV and AIDS Research

Abstract

Working with Adolescence, Sexuality and HIV

Gallianno Cosme*

This paper explores human sexuality, sexual behaviour and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It specifically highlights the importance and relevance of the adolescent community and their risk perception and feelings of self-efficacy that help develop protective behaviours. The author emphasises how failing to recognise the important role of sexuality and its potential contribution to risky sexual behaviour may result in the transmission of HIV. Addressing the need for prevention, he has included some strategies that may help in acquiring and maintaining protective barriers against HIV infection. Before discussing the relationship between adolescence, human sexuality and HIV, sexuality needs to be defined. When talking about sexual relations, people think of vaginal or anal penetration. However, the ways in which people live and express their sexuality are as varied and different as the numerous definitions for sexuality.

 
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