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Master of Art

First Advisor

Pamela Nickels

Second Advisor

Linda Estes

Third Advisor

Marilyn Patterson


The HIV Prevention Behaviors Knowledge Test for Teenagers was given to two samples of high school students to determine their knowledge about HIV prevention. The samples were taken from a high school in a state where AIDS prevention is recommended and the other sample was from a high school 1n a neighboring state where AIDS prevention education is mandated by state law This testing was done to see if a difference in knowledge would exist between these two groups. As measured by a t-test of the two sample means there was no significant difference in HIV/AIDS knowledge between the two groups. These results indicate that factors other than how policy is formulated might be more important m getting health information delivered to a specified population.

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