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SURVEY STUDY
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 166-169

Study of knowledge & awareness of HIV/ AIDS among youth in Wadad village of Wardha district


1 Associate Professor, Department of Kriya Sharir, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved Medical College, Hospital & RC, Salod (H) Wardha, MS, India
2 Final BAMS Scholar, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved Medical College, Hospital & RC, Salod (H) Wardha, MS, India

Correspondence Address:
Jagruti N Chaple
Associate Professor, Department of Kriya Sharir, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved Medical College, Hospital & RC, Salod (H) Wardha, MS
India
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There has been a rapid and uncontrolled expansion of HIV in the developing countries during the last two decades. HIV has became highest rate of spread in the world and it is one of the community health problem in India. Many features contribute to India’s vulnerability concerning the transmission of HIV. One of contributory factor to the rapid spread of the HIV epidemic is lack of adequate knowledge about the disease among the people. The study aimed to understand the knowledge and awareness of rural youth people regarding HIV/AIDS in Wadad Village of Wardha district, Maharashtra. Objective: To study the knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS in the villagers of Wadad. Material & method: A community based cross sectional study was conducted among age group of 15 -35years in village Wadad of Wardha District. Data for this survey was collected by house to house visit using a structured questionnaire through interviewing and observation during Community Health Care Program from Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (DMIMS). Result: Total 150 subjects participated in the study ,99 were male and 51 were female subjects, 62 % subjects were found to have knowledge about HIV/AIDS. 81.72% people having some knowledge of HIV said that it is preventable. While 72.04% people said that it is non curable disease. Conclusion: Literacy and media exposure are factors that determine awareness of HIV among them and can be helpful to raise their knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS. It is concluded that 62% people have information about HIV/AIDS.


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