Married women are at high risk of acquiring HIV infection in India and health education remains the most feasible preventive tool in their context.
In a survey conducted among 350 married women in Bombay, it was found that a majority had acquired information about AIDS from the mass media, especially television.
Although 87% of women who knew of AIDS had been exposed to AIDS-related information in the mass media in the past four weeks, only 57% had discussed it within their social networks.
Those with more exposure to AIDS information in the mass media were significantly more likely to discuss AIDS within social networks.
The women were most likely to discuss AIDS with their husbands as a general social issue, followed by friends and family members and least likely to talk to husbands about AIDS as a personal issue relating to their sexual relationship.
Increased frequency and duration of AIDS messages on television will have a positive influence on AIDS knowledge in this group.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Programme éducatif, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Mass media, Réseau social, Inde, Asie, Homme, Femelle, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Educational schedule, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Mass media, Social network, India, Asia, Human, Female, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0370528
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 14/12/1999.