A Synopsis Of Hiv/Aids In South Africa: A Review Of Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents

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HIV/AIDS in South Africa: a review of sexual behavior among adolescents

This synopsis will discuss the definition of business research and its purpose. I will also explain the business problems under investigation as well as identify the parties involved in conduction the research. Lastly I will describe the methods used to conduct the research project.
The definition of business research according to Business Research Methods, 9e is a systematic inquiry that provides information to guide managerial decisions. It is a process of planning acquiring, analyzing and disseminating relevant date, information and insights to decision makers in order to maximize business performance. (Cooper, Schindler; 2006, P.1) This means that gathering the necessary information on a problem and solving the problem utilizing the researched information will help one come to a better conclusion on the specified problem.
The business research problem I have identified is "HIV/AIDS in South Africa: a review of sexual behavior among adolescents" This research gathers information on the sexual behaviors amongst the 15 ? 24 year old age group. With in this age group 15.64% of youths are infected with the AIDS/HIV virus. (Coombe, 2002; Department of Education, 2001) This group of young adults make up 40% of the South African population. (Department of Education, 2001)
Most of the methods used in this research were reviews of medical journals and reviews of earlier statistics and research. Surveys of subjects in the 15 ? 24 year old demographic as well is interviews with past researchers, persons affected, and medical staff treating the AIDS/HIV positive patients.
The study found that nearly 55% were sexually active, with 10% having had four o ...
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