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| Published: December 25, 2015

Knowledge and Attitude Regarding HIV/AIDS among College Students of Kulgam Jammu and Kashmir

Dr. Abdul Bari Naik ,

Assistant Professor Govt. Degree College Kulgam Google Scholar More about the auther

Abdul Raffie Naik ,

MS.C Clinical and Counselling Psychology CUK Google Scholar More about the auther

Tanveer Ahmad Lone

M.Phil. Women’s Education MANUU Hyderabad Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.516/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.516

ABSTRACT

The current study was an effort to know the knowledge and attitude regarding HIV/AIDS among college students of Kulgam Dist., Jammu and Kashmir. Inadequate knowledge and negative attitudes are major hindrances to prevent the spread of HIV. Studying the HIV-related knowledge and attitudes is a promising area of inquiry The age of college students is a critical age in which the probability of becoming the victim of HIV/AIDS is more imminent. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to assess HIV/AIDS related knowledge and understand how much percentage of said population are having knowledge about this disease so that further interventions can be planned. The study was conducted on 515 college student of govt. degree college Kulgam. The data was collected through self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire was composed of AIDS related knowledge, aptitude and behaviour question items. The results of the study showed that students had adequate knowledge of the basic facts about AIDS, the transmission of HIV and how they can protect themselves was found to co-exist with some misconceptions.
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Dr. Abdul Bari Naik @ abdulraffie@gmail.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.516/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.516

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 5, October-December, 2015

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