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P4.111 An appraisal of comprehensive knowledge of hiv/aids among indian women: evidence from national family health survey fourth round
  1. Deepanjali Vishwakarma
  1. International Institute For Population Sciences, Mumbai, India

Abstract

In order to design the suitable HIV prevention programs that help to reduce in HIV infections especially among Indian women’s, it is essential to inspect the comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS and prevention methods in terms of knowledge of consistence condom use among Women’s. This paper explores comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS among women’s across the different states of India. Data were drawn from the National Family Health Survey 2015–16 (NFHS-4). The study included data of women aged 15–49 years. Results clearly reveal that Comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS was significantly decline in many states like Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Manipur. Compared to men, women had less comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS across the states of India. There is no relation built between women education and knowledge about HIV/AIDS, results portrays that despite of having 10 or more years of schooling women’s are not aware about HIV/AIDS. Even gap between knowledge about HIV/AIDS and consistent condom use among women is significantly high varies from 23 to 49 percent across different states of India. Interventions are needed to build knowledge of HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention methods through mass media campaigns, and information, education and communication programs so that women can get proper knowledge.

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