Exposure to HIV/AIDS information, AIDS knowledge, perceived risk and attitudes toward people with AIDS among primary school-children in Northern Tanzania : HIV/AIDS in Africa.
An AIDS survey based on WHO's KABP survey instrument for adolescents was implemented with sixth and seventh grade students attending one of 18 randomly selected primary schools in the Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions of Northern Tanzania (n = 2,026).
While students reported having been exposed to several sources of AIDS information, overall knowledge level was low, particularly with respect to risk associated with causal contact, and the fact that a person can be infected and show no signs of the disease.
Students who reported frequent exposure to AIDS information or who frequently talked to others about AIDS, were more knowledgeable regarding AIDS than students who reported less frequent exposure to AIDS information or communication.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Connaissance, Information biomédicale, Prise risque, Transmission information, Tanzanie, Afrique, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Knowledge, Biomedical information, Risk taking, Information transmission, Tanzania, Africa, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0444132
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.