Indian Journal of Dermatology

Year
: 2003  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12--14

Study Of Knowledge, Attitude And Behaviour Pattern On HIV/AIDS Among Medical Students


K J P S Puri1, Bobby Gulati2, Anuj Pall3, Anita Madan4 
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K J P S Puri


A survey of 200 students aged 18 to 23 years attending GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, assessed their sexual risk practices, AIDS- specific attitudes and beliefs, sexual relationship pattern and preferences and social characteristics. Overall, 39% of students were sexually experienced and these young people had on average, one sexual partner. Only 10% of sexually experienced students said they consistently used condom and 29% said they never did. Unprotected vaginal intercourse was the predominant and preferred sexual practice; it was also the practice that most often occurred with their last sexual partner. In all, 28% of students defined “safer sex” as condom use. Many young people believe that AIDS is a threat only to members of particular “risk groups”; relatively few believed that they could get AIDS (17%) or said that AIDS information had influenced their sexual behaviour (29% of those who were sexually experienced). Females were more likely than males to prefer having an exclusive partner and males were more likely to prefer having casual partners.


How to cite this article:
Puri K, Gulati B, Pall A, Madan A. Study Of Knowledge, Attitude And Behaviour Pattern On HIV/AIDS Among Medical Students.Indian J Dermatol 2003;48:12-14


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Puri K, Gulati B, Pall A, Madan A. Study Of Knowledge, Attitude And Behaviour Pattern On HIV/AIDS Among Medical Students. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];48:12-14
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