AIDS
Adults (over the age of 18) from the company and other people who I know were
randomly assigned to receive the survey. The group includes married males and
females as well as single male and females. There are 19 female and 31 male
subjects. A survey consisting of twenty statements concerning sexually
transmitted disease and HIV infection. The survey was designed by myself . The
purpose of the survey is to measure participants awareness of AIDS and sexually
transmitted diseases. I am trying to show that people are not well informed
about subjects such as condom use, condom use and alcohol, transmission of
sexual diseases, and the magnitude of the AIDS problem. Subjects are asked to
choose the level with which they agree or disagree with each statement. There
are two levels of agreement and two levels of disagreement. See appendix A. A
consent form was signed by all participants. See appendix B. Results t-test*: t
(48) = -2.2185, p * .0313 | | | df cv pv Variable N Mean Std Dev. Minimum

Maximum Q1 50 1.420 0 .810 1.00 4.00 Q10 49 1.408 0.810 1.00 4.00 Q15 50 1.320 0
.621 1.00 4.00 Q3 48 3.396 0.869 1.00 4.00 Q9 50 3.240 0.822 1.00 4.00 Q6 50

3.220 0.834 1.00 4.00 Q16 50 3.100 0.621 1.00 4.00 Methods Subjects Adults (over
the age of 18) from the company and other people who I know were randomly
assigned to receive the survey. The group includes married males and females as
well as single male and females. There are 19 female and 21 male subjects. Ages
ranged from late teens to early fifties, with the majority being in their
twenties. Independent variable Questions 6, 9, 13, and 16 on the survey. I would
be comfortable eating lunch with someone with HIV or AIDS. I would be
comfortable shaking hands with someone who has AIDS. I am very well informed
about HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. I would not have
unprotected sex with someone unless they got tested first. Dependent Variable.

Awareness and education of AIDS and sexually transmitted disease. Operational

Definition Awareness and education of AIDS and sexually transmitted disease
equals a total score of 12 or higher on questions 6, 9, 13, and 16 of the
survey. Procedures A survey consisting of twenty statements concerning sexually
transmitted disease and AIDS was given to fifty subjects. A t test was performed
on the results as well as a comparison of male vs. Female scores on the

Awareness and Education variable. Discussion Results of the survey have shown a
need for additional education of males concerning AIDS awareness and education.

Females, (89%) did very well on the variable which was measured for satisfactory
knowledge and awareness of AIDS and sexually transmitted disease. Males, (65%)
did also score well on this variable. This leaves us with 35% of the males
needing more education and 11% of the females needing to increase there
awareness and education. The rather large number of males needing further
education tend to support my hypotheses that yes more education is necessary. I
was pleased to see that on the whole, people are better informed than I had
originally hypothesized as demonstrated by the scores reported for specific
question. The lowest score or strongest disagreement was on the statement that

AIDS was no longer a big issue. People also realize that just having one sex
partner at a time is not enough to protect you from AIDS as demonstrated by
their response to number 10. The strongest agreement with statements on the
survey concerned worrying about children's future. This being the case, why is
it that behavior as is described in my research does not reflect this knowledge?

People know what they need to do to reduce their chances of exposure to AIDS and
sexually transmitted disease but they fail to do it. The research concentrated
on students who are exposed to much more information about AIDS than adults who
are out of the educational system. Further education about the dangers of
unprotected sex is needed as the study suggest, but we also need to understand
why education is not enough. We desperately need to develop behaviors which will
protect us from sexually transmitted disease and AIDS. Education Needed for

AIDS, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sexually transmitted diseases are a
major health concern for our country. With the spread of AIDS among so many
people, both gay and heterosexual, it is important that we understand how these
diseases spread and what we can do