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Title: Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards HIV/ AIDS among Iranian prisoners in Mazandaran province in the south-coast area of the Caspian Sea
Authors: Majdi, M.R.
Khani, H.
Azadmarzabadi, E.
Montazeri, A.
Hallajian, E.
Babamahmodi, F.
Kariminasab, M.H.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: HIV infection in the Islamic Republic of Iran is concentrated primarily among intravenous drug users. This study investigated the knowledge, attitudes and practices towards HIV/AIDS prevention of a random sample of prisoners in 5 prisons in Mazandaran province. Of 1760 individuals aged 18-65 years old completing the questionnaire, the mean age was 30.1 [SD 8.1] years [range 18 to 59 years]; 95.8% were male. Respondents had an average to fairly good knowledge about HIV/AIDS, with the percentages answering correctly ranging from 11.9%to 85.9%. However many had the misconception that [HIV/AIDS does not influence Iran] and [I will not be infected with HIV/AIDS under any conditions] and 63.6% agreed that lack of religious and moral commitment could spread AIDS infection. HIV/AIDS prevention efforts are needed for prisoners in Mazandaran province
Description: 904-910
Keywords: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: HIV Infections
ISSN: 1020-3397
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