Despite the relatively recent introduction of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) into India, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is rapidly becoming a significant health problem in that country.
Education about AIDS remains the most effective strategy to prevent its spread.
To assess the level of knowledge and the associated attitudes about AIDS among Indians in Calcutta, 153 English-speaking adults were surveyed during April and May 1990.
Sixty-five of 75 men (87%) and 77 of 78 women (99%) questioned had heard of AIDS, the majority within the past 2-3 years.
Newspaper and television were the most frequently cited sources of information.
Mots-clés Pascal : Connaissance, Attitude, Perception sociale, Opinion publique, Education sanitaire, Transmission information, Presse, Télévision, Homme, Inde, Asie, Enquête, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Knowledge, Attitude, Social perception, Public opinion, Health education, Information transmission, Press, Television, Human, India, Asia, Inquiry, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0510457
Code Inist : 002A26N03. Création : 199406.