Indian Journal of Community Medicine


Year
: 1995  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 36--40

First Year Medical Students«SQ» AIDS Knowledge and Attitude


Edwin R Amalraj1, Nirmala Chandrasekaran2, Sunithi Solomon3, Raja P Sumbandam4 
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Edwin R Amalraj


Research Question: What is the level of knowledge, sexual practices and attitude of medical students towards AIDS/ HIV. Objective: To assess the knowledge, sexual practices and attitudes of medical students in relation to HIV/AIDS. Study Design: Cross- sectional. Participants: 409 first year medical students. Study variables: Sex knowledge, sexual practices, Attitudes, Risk perception. Results: 92% of the students had heard about AIDS predominantly through mass media. Many students had misconception about transmission of HIV infection should not be allowed to work in the clinic or hospital. 36% of male and 9% of female students admitted indulging in safe sexual practices mostly with their friends.


How to cite this article:
Amalraj E, Chandrasekaran N, Solomon S, Sumbandam R. First Year Medical Students' AIDS Knowledge and Attitude.Indian J Community Med 1995;20:36-40


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Amalraj E, Chandrasekaran N, Solomon S, Sumbandam R. First Year Medical Students' AIDS Knowledge and Attitude. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 1995 [cited 2021 Sep 19 ];20:36-40
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