Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

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Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 63--69

«SQ»A Community based Study on HIV/AIDS Knowledge Among Urban Slum Adolescents«SQ»


R Gunaseelan, Shanthi Sankaralingam, Amrita Duraiswamy, Sowmya Ramesh, G Subbulakshmi 
 Chennai Dental Research Foundation, Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai 600004, India

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess current status of knowledge about HlV/AIDS urban slum adolescents METHODS: A community based cross sectional study was undertaken in urban slum of Chennai city for a period of 15 days. Hundred adolescents in the age group of 15 to 20 years were recruited to be part of the study. Data was gathered through self-administered standardized questionnaire. RESULTS: 92% of the study participants have heard about lllVIAIDS and 96% of them considered it to be an important public health problem in India. We observed high levels of awareness on certain modes of transmission of lllVIAIDS. There was inadequate knowledge among the study participants regarding safe sex. More than 90% of the adolescents in our study felt that AIDS education must be provided in school/ college and in the community. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Adolescents have a positive attitude regarding lllVIAIDS education. AIDS education and individual counseling could be the tool to bring about attitudinal change and thus control this burgeoning epidemic.


How to cite this article:
Gunaseelan R, Sankaralingam S, Duraiswamy A, Ramesh S, Subbulakshmi G. 'A Community based Study on HIV/AIDS Knowledge Among Urban Slum Adolescents'.J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2006;4:63-69


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Gunaseelan R, Sankaralingam S, Duraiswamy A, Ramesh S, Subbulakshmi G. 'A Community based Study on HIV/AIDS Knowledge Among Urban Slum Adolescents'. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2006 [cited 2021 Jan 17 ];4:63-69
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