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Title: Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices in Lebanon concerning HIV/AIDS, 1996-2004
Authors: Kahhaleh, J.G.
El Nakib, M.
Jurjus, A.R.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This cross-sectional study, aimed at evaluating the impact of HIV prevention interventions in Lebanon since 1996, was performed between January 2004 and July 2004 on 3200 Lebanese aged 15-49 years. Of the sexually active respondents, 13.0% of men and 2.6% of women had regular partners other than the spouse but only 25.0% used a condom in their last sexual intercourse. However, 16.8% had sex with casual partners and 71.7% of those used a condom. Knowledge about preventive practices against HIV/AIDS has regressed since 1996, 85.7% compared to 94.9%. Self reports of symptoms suggestive of sexually transmitted disease were 9.1% compared to 5.6% in 1996
Description: 920-933
Keywords: HIV
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
ISSN: 1020-3397
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