HIV/AIDS-Anxiety among adolescent students in botswana

ArticleinInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling 30(3):179-188 · August 2008with20 Reads
DOI: 10.1007/s10447-008-9055-z


    This research investigated the incidence of HIV/AIDS anxiety among students in Botswana. The sample comprised 240 randomly
    selected students from six schools in three districts in Botswana, with data collected via a questionnaire. Percentages and
    Chi-square were used to analyze the extent to which the students were anxious about HIV/AIDS and if there was a significant
    gender difference in this regard. Findings showed that the students were anxious on several fronts about HIV/AIDS; specifically
    that they and their relations might contract the virus and that they might lose family members. There was gender difference
    in terms of anxiety about the possibility that relations might become infected. The role of the counsellor in reducing HIV/AIDS
    anxiety among students in communities living with HIV/AIDS is discussed.