Focus group interviews about AIDS were held in Rakai district, Uganda during early 1990 with groups from various sections of the community.
It was found that the knowledge of AIDS symptoms and its transmission were widespread.
Attitudes regarding many aspects of sexual behavior, AIDS patients, condoms, injections, hospital treatment, sexually transmitted diseases and an AIDS cure were investigated.
We found that most people no longer fear casual contact with AIDS patients but they blame spouses of people with AIDS for spreading the infection.
Condoms are generally not trusted.
Many people feel that condoms cannot prevent transmission of the AIDS virus and some fear that they may get torn and cause complications in women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Attitude, Comportement sexuel, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Perception sociale, Connaissance, Homme, Ouganda, Afrique, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Attitude, Sexual behavior, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Social perception, Knowledge, Human, Uganda, Africa, Prevention
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Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.