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HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Assessment of Chinese Students: A Questionnaire Study
School of Public Health, Wuhan University, Donghu Road 115, Wuhan 430071, P.R. of China
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Received: 12 August 2007; Accepted: 16 September 2007 / Published: 30 September 2007
Abstract: The objective of this study was to assess students' knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV and AIDS. A questionnaire was administered to a cross section of 259 Chinese undergraduates. Respondents were asked to provide information about knowledge and attitudes about HIV/AIDS. Study results indicated that the majority of undergraduates had a moderate level of HIV and AIDS knowledge, acceptance and attitudes towards people with HIV and AIDS. Boys had more acceptance and positive attitudes towards people with HIV and AIDS than girls. Students majoring in medicine performed better (more knowledgeable and accepting) than non-medical students. Differences between students with various monthly expenditures were found-- 6.2% of students had 3-5 sexual partners which has rarely been found in Chinese students; most students did not know HIV VCT centers and most students did not show their confidence for controlling of HIV and AIDS in China. In conclusion, students’ knowledge about HIV/AIDS was uneven. A peer educational program to talk about self esteem, healthy sexual attitudes, being human-accepting and loving should be developed in the near future.
Keywords: HIV/AIDS; undergraduates; knowledge; attitude; practice
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Tan, X.; Pan, J.; Zhou, D.; Wang, C.; Xie, C. HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Assessment of Chinese Students: A Questionnaire Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2007, 4, 248-253.
Tan X, Pan J, Zhou D, Wang C, Xie C. HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Assessment of Chinese Students: A Questionnaire Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2007; 4(3):248-253.
Tan, Xiaodong; Pan, Jingju; Zhou, Dong; Wang, Chunhong; Xie, Chaojun. 2007. "HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Assessment of Chinese Students: A Questionnaire Study." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 4, no. 3: 248-253.