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dc.contributor.authorAl Rabeei, N.A.
dc.contributor.authorDallak, A.M.
dc.contributor.authorAl Awadi, F.G.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:53:35Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:53:35Z
dc.date.issued2012EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v18/03/18_3_2012_0221_0226.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118299
dc.description221-226EN
dc.description.abstractStudents of health-related subjects have an important role in national strategies on HIV/AIDS prevention. This study assessed the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs towards HIV/AIDS among students at health institutes in Sana'a city, Yemen. A descriptive cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted on 600 students selected by cluster sampling. Students had a moderate level of HIV/AIDS knowledge [‎an average of 67.6% were correct on all items]‎. Nevertheless, 82.3% knew that HIV could be transmitted by sexual intercourse without a condom, 87.5% from syringes, 71.8% from infected blood and 80.7% from mother to child. Misconceptions about how HIV is transmitted [‎e.g. hugging and kissing or sharing food, swimming pools and classrooms)‎ were found among 41.5% of the students. Attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS showed that 59.8% of students were accepting and positive. There was a common opinion among respondents that HIV-infected persons needed to be punished [‎65.5%]‎ and isolated [‎41.0%]‎; however, 86.8% were willing to care for an HIV-infected personEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeEN
dc.subjectHIV InfectionsEN
dc.subjectStudentsEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subject.meshAcquired Immunodeficiency SyndromeEN
dc.titleKnowledge, attitude and beliefs towards HIV/AIDS among students of health institutes in Sana'a cityEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (‎3)‎, 221-226, 2012


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