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Title: AIDS awareness and attitudes among Yemeni young people living in high-risk areas
Authors: Al Serouri, A.W.
Anaam, M.
Al Iryani, B.
Al Deram, A.
Ramaroson, S.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: Despite the low rate of infection in Yemen, there are concerns about the possible spread of HIV among high-risk and vulnerable groups. A community-based study was made in 2005 of AIDS awareness and attitudes among 601 young people aged 15-24 years from low-income, high-risk neighbourhoods in Aden. Young people lacked proper information about HIV/AIDS. Although 89% had heard of AIDS, fewer [46%] could name 3 ways of transmission or 3 ways to avoid infection [28%]. Misconceptions about modes of transmissions were prevalent and many young people believed that they faced little or no risk. There were intolerant attitudes towards AIDS patients. About half the young people knew that prostitution and homosexuality existed in their area
Description: 242-250
Keywords: Attitude
Awareness
HIV
Cross-Sectional Studies
Questionnaires
Subject: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117852
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/03/16_3_2010_0242_0250.pdf
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