ERIC Number: ED344378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
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What High School Students Who Are Mildly Mentally Retarded Know about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
Cobb, Hazel B.; Horn, Charles J., Jr.
Alabama high school students (N=309) with mild mental retardation completed a questionnaire concerning their knowledge, attitudes, and sources of information about human immune deficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Students demonstrated some basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and expressed some concern about getting AIDS. They knew that HIV/AIDS affects the immune system, that it is incurable, and who is most at risk. Students were less certain about the cause of the disease and how the disease is acquired. Students got most of their information about AIDS from television, school, and newspapers. (15 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Mental Retardation (2nd, Davenport, IA, October, 1989).