We assessed knowledge of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and of safer sex practices among college freshmen.
A second purpose of the study was to assess this knowledge among black as well as white students.
Students attending classes at three private colleges in a large southern city were asked to participate in the study.
Respondents completed the modified AIDS information survey, the knowledge of safe sex practices questionnaire, and a demographic data sheet.
A total of 689 questionnaires were received from single college freshmen.
The results indicated that respondents were knowledgeable about the cause and transmission of AIDS but were less knowledgeable about medical aspects.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Connaissance, Comportement sexuel, Facteur risque, Condom, Université, Race, Négroïde, Caucasoïde, Prévention, Etats Unis, Adolescent, Adulte jeune, Virose, Infection, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Knowledge, Sexual behavior, Risk factor, Condom, University, Race, Negroid, Caucasoid, Prevention, United States, Adolescent, Young adult, Viral disease, Infection, North America, America, Human, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0023298
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.