This research set out to establish student's perception about HIV/AIDS in Kabarnet
Division of Baringo District. The main objectives of the study were: to find out
whether primary school students actually believe that A!Ds is a threat to them, to find
out students attitude towards behaviour change programmes and the role played by
parents, teachers and the entire community in inclusion of good morals among the
students, and to find out students perception about people with HIV/ A IDs
Owing to the vast area and population four schools were randomly picked for the
study. A total of 100 students pai1icipated in the study and the findings were analyzed
It was found that student's perception about HIV/A!Ds had improved in the recent
years but the stakeholders in creating awareness needs to exhaust all the necessary
information about HIV/ AIDS protection and transmission to enforce change of sexual
behaviour among students. It was also found that the stakeholders do not have
harmonized information about protective measures for while teachers and the media
advocate for use of condoms, the Church and parents call for abstinence thus creating
confusion among the students.
It was found that many parents do not find time to discuss HIV/A!Ds with their
children and that some of them still hold it a taboo poverty has also contributed to
lack of change of sexual behaviour among students since to the majority of them the
determining factor for choice of their pa11ner is the financial status of the partner
rather than his/her HIV status.
The researcher therefore recommends that the government should intensify awareness
campaigns directed to students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions that is
geared towards creating intensive awareness and change of sexual behaviour. All
parents should be well informed about HIV/A!Ds and encouraged to fully participate
in inculcating morals in their children. Each school should have at least one teacher
trained to handle HJV/A!Ds appropriately. The syllabus to be taught in the school
should also be modified for the teaching of HlV/AIDs. Each school should start a
H.I.V club to run along other clubs lastly, since children learn more by what they see,
volunteer A!Ds Victims should be allowed to visit and address students in all schools.
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