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The Gap between Knowledge of Hiv/Aids and Positive Change of Behavior

The Gap between Knowledge of Hiv/Aids and Positive Change of Behavior

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Title: The Gap between Knowledge of Hiv/Aids and Positive Change of Behavior
Author: Nagla Abd El Aziz Mohammed Nashid, Nashid
Abstract: It is a descriptive and analytical study on HIV/AIDS knowledge; attitude and the risky behaviors that mainly affect the spread of the disease. Its basic objective is to identify knowledge, attitude and practice of people towards HIV/AIDS. The study used data from ADRA survey in knowledge attitude and behavior of adult population aged (15-49) years old towards HIV/ AIDs of south Elsalaam village on July 2003. Three statistical procedures used in this study to achieve the main objective and the other objectives. Descriptive statistic to provide meaningful description of the main characteristics of population under study, cross-tabulation to measure the relation between practicing illegal sex as amode of transmission of HIV/AIDS and use of condom as prevention method and how it can be affected by age, education level, and HIV/AIDS knowledge, and also to know to what extent can gender, age group, and education level affect having regular partner. Logistic regression has been applied to estimate the effect of gender, age group, education, other source of income and know of AIDS on illegal sexual practice. Findings of the study showed that the level of knowledge about HIV/AIDS is very high, but with no much detail about the disease. Also it has been found that there is strong relation between gender, age, education level and having illegal sexual partner. Logistic regression showed that education level has significant and positive relation with illegal sexual practice. As HIV/AIDS has great impact on human life, and to control the spread of the epidemic, the study recommend that spread knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS through use of health education programmes, and use of comprehensive mass media and lectures to enlighten people about the epidemic. Provision of technical support regarding blood and blood products supply and strengthening laboratory qualifications, testing and counseling
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/13102
Date: 2015-06-16


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