Indian Journal of Community Medicine


Year
: 1996  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 41--46

Survey on Public Awareness On AIDS- Role Of Government And Non Government Agencies In A Rural South Indian Community


G Balagnesh1, V Chandrasekar2, T S R Sai3, Sudhakar V Babu4 
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G Balagnesh


Research Question: What is the level of Public awareness on AIDS in a rural community and to what extent the government and non-government agencies have played their role in creating the awareness? Objectives: (i) To study the public awareness on AIDS in a rural community (ii) To Study role of government and non-government agencies in creating the awareness on AIDS. Design: Cross-sectional study Setting: Rural area under S. V. Medical College Triputi (AP) Participants: 100 males (15-45 yrs) and 100 females (15-45 yrs). Study variables: Awareness on AIDS, Government and non-government agencies. Statistical Analysis: Percentages Results: Most of the persons interviewed had minimal knowledge on AIDS. Quite a large section of the ‘ study population was ignorant over the safety offered by condoms in preventing AIDS. Doordarshan and Newspaper agencies played much role in creation the awareness on AIDS, while the non-government agencies like Lions’ Club, Rotary Club. Indian Junior Chamber etc. played no role in creating the awareness on AIDS in the study area. Recommendations: Government health sector should take more responsibility in educating the people and creating adequate awareness on AIDS. Non-government agencies should involve themselves in creating awareness on AIDS.


How to cite this article:
Balagnesh G, Chandrasekar V, Sai T, Babu S. Survey on Public Awareness On AIDS- Role Of Government And Non Government Agencies In A Rural South Indian Community.Indian J Community Med 1996;21:41-46


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Balagnesh G, Chandrasekar V, Sai T, Babu S. Survey on Public Awareness On AIDS- Role Of Government And Non Government Agencies In A Rural South Indian Community. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Dec 4 ];21:41-46
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