|Title:||Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards HIV/ AIDS among Iranian prisoners in Mazandaran province in the south-coast area of the Caspian Sea|
|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|
|Keywords:||Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome|
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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