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Study on knowledge, attitudes and behaviours about AIDS among undergraduates of China

Author(s):

Cong Zhao, Xiaochen Xiang, Kaiwen Guo, Xiaoliu Liu, Jue Cao, Chengfeng Li and Qiang Wang*   Pages 1 - 8 ( 8 )

Abstract:


Background: The prevention of AIDS among undergraduates in Wuhan is imminent. To establish correct moral concept and cultivate a healthy way of life are important strategies for undergraduates in AIDS prevention.

Methods: This study was inducted in the 15 universities in Wuhan. 127 MSM students were recruited by peer promotion, and 510 non-MSM students were selected by cluster random sampling. The two groups were investigated by anonymous questionnaire, and the questionnaire information was statistically analyzed.

Results: The awareness rate of AIDS related knowledge among MSM students was 90.8%, while that of non-MSM students was 64.6%. Neither meets the national requirements. The self-recognition of MSM undergraduates was 95.0%. Among the 497 non-MSM undergraduates, 65.4% were willing to make friends with the MSM undergraduates. There were statistical differences in the social discrimination attitudes of those who knew AIDS-related knowledge (P<0.01) and the attitudes of those with knowledge of AIDS were more positive.

Conclusion: The MSM students had high incidence of high-risk sexual behaviours and a separation between knowledge and behaviours. This study focuses on the comparison of the characteristics of knowledge, attitude and behaviour on AIDS between the two groups of people, AIDS prevention in colleges and universities needs a new way of thinking.

Keywords:

Epidemiology, Sexual behaviour, Prevention, AIDS, Asia, University students.

Affiliation:

Institute of Infection, Immunology and Tumor Microenvironent, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Occupational Hazard Identification and Control, Medical College, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430065, Institute of Infection, Immunology and Tumor Microenvironent, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Occupational Hazard Identification and Control, Medical College, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430065, Institute of Infection, Immunology and Tumor Microenvironent, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Occupational Hazard Identification and Control, Medical College, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430065, Institute of Infection, Immunology and Tumor Microenvironent, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Occupational Hazard Identification and Control, Medical College, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430065, Institute of Infection, Immunology and Tumor Microenvironent, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Occupational Hazard Identification and Control, Medical College, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430065, Institute of Infection, Immunology and Tumor Microenvironent, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Occupational Hazard Identification and Control, Medical College, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430065, Institute of Infection, Immunology and Tumor Microenvironent, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Occupational Hazard Identification and Control, Medical College, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430065



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