Safe Sex Perception and HIV Prevention Strategy Among Male Adolescents: A Qualitative Research

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Praditporn Pongtriang
Thassanee Soontorn


This descriptive qualitative research aimed to study the perception of safe sex and HIV prevention
strategy among male adolescents. The research was conducted between December 2016 and March 2018.
Participants were nineteen male adolescents aged between 20-26 years. This research project was approved
by the Human Research Ethics Committees, Suratthani Rajabhat University. The data were collected by
individual in-depth interviews and focus group interviews. The participants were interviewed for 45-60
minutes long with one visit, digitally recorded interviews. The research data gathering from the transcribing
process were reviewed for accuracy by the research members and some interview transcripts were randomly
reviewed by a participant. Data analysis was conducted by content analysis and using the NVivo 11
for organising the data.
The research finding indicated that most participants reflected a barrier of safe sex perception
particular the social support, the personal factors such as awareness of protecting a sexual risk behaviour and
an access to HIV prevention information. In addition, the participant recommended the strategies raising an
effectiveness of HIV prevention among male adolescents particular an increasing of supporting by educational
institutions, utilising specific strategies for male adolescents and raising an awareness of prevention to sexual
risk behaviour.
Based on the research findings, a health organization should encourage the educational institutions
to participate in a prevention campaign, as well as to encourage a knowledgeable counsellor to consult
appropriately with a context of male adolescents.

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Pongtriang, P., & Soontorn, T. (2018). Safe Sex Perception and HIV Prevention Strategy Among Male Adolescents: A Qualitative Research. Journal of Research in Nursing-Midwifery and Health Sciences, 38(3), 152–166. Retrieved from
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