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SOCIAL EFFECTS OF HIV AND AIDS AMONG THE YOUTHS IN KENYA; A SURVEY STUDY OF ELDORET TOWN





GROUP MEMBERS                                 REG No.
FAITH               TOMNO                           BTM/1008/08
MERCY             RUTO                               BTM/1077/08
CAROLINE       KOECH                           BTM/13/08
EVA                     NADUPOI                       BTM/1076/09
JOSPHINE         MARITIM                       BTM/   116/09
CHAPTER TWO

2.0 Literature review


2.1 Introduction

This chapter reviews the previous studies on the related field, acknowledges the contribution made by the scholars’ publication (seminar papers, conference proceedings, business journals text books and periodicals) the literature review has been categorized under various sub headings.

2.2 Past studies

Epidemics like HIV/AIDS are both a social phenomenon and a biological reality, and therefore occur within a specific social context. The process through which individuals decide either to take or not to take an HIV test takes place in a social context. HIV/ AIDS have become one of the most serious challenges facing human development and achievement of National and Millennium Development Goals in Kenya.

2.2.1 Characteristics of the youth without HIV and AIDS
Personality characteristics
They are successful in the way they present themselves to the surrounding environment, and most importantly their target. There are a great many books and resources about how to have a positive personal interaction with another human being. All of these books, techniques and methods are what a Social person embodies. One personality trait of a successful Social person is his or her ability to suspend his or her ego and appear non-threatening.
They easily appears non-threatening in a nonverbally way always presenting a smile, just for you. As they approach, the smile will come alive because they saw you, no one else. He or she will also have plenty of open and ventral displays to...

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