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A POPULATION-BASED SURVEY OF HIV/AIDS KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES IN GENERAL PUBLIC, BANDAR-ABBAS, IRAN

(2008) A POPULATION-BASED SURVEY OF HIV/AIDS KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES IN GENERAL PUBLIC, BANDAR-ABBAS, IRAN. PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. pp. 838-844.

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the knowledge, and attitudes of Bandar-Abbas general public about various aspects of HIV/AIDS, Methodology: A random sample of individuals aged 15-64 years were interviewed using a multistage area sampling method. A four section questionnaire was used to measure HIV/AIDS-related attitudes and knowledge. Results: In all, 2123 people participated in the study. The majority of respondents had a relatively poor knowledge about HIV/AIDS. Age and education, were associated with the knowledge about HIV/AIDS. Negative attitudes toward HIV-infected individuals were common. Those with higher education were more positive in their attitudes compared to Less educated respondents. ``Television'' was the main source of information (72.4%) followed by ``newspapers and magazines'' (51.6%) as stated by the participants. Conclusions: Poor knowledge and negative attitude about AIDS still exist. There should also be a big push to increase teaching efforts in schools. Moreover, educational advisors, physicians and nurses should be active in educating people.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Knowledge; Attitudes; AIDS; Population-based study
Page Range: pp. 838-844
Journal or Publication Title: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Abstract and Indexing: ISI, Scopus
Quartile : Q4
Volume: 24
Number: 6, 2
Publisher: web of science
Depositing User: خانم مریم زرقانی
URI: http://repository.zums.ac.ir/id/eprint/996

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