Journal Article

HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes of Palestinian women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

2007
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Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To explore Palestinian women's knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes towards HIV/ AIDS. METHODS: Data used in this study were collected as a part of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2004 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). RESULTS: Most of the women in the OPT (93.4%) had heard of AIDS. They had fair general knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention methods and transmission. TV was the main source of information about HIV/AIDS. Among the determinants of HIV/AIDS knowledge identified by this study were education, region, and locality. CONCLUSION: A research-informed policy concerning HIV/AIDS prevention should be formulated.
Year
2007
Language
English
Date Published
May-Jun
Volume
31
Pages
323-34
Accession Number
17402871
ISBN Number
1087-3244 (Print)1087-3244 (Linking)
Journal Name
Am J Health Behav
Keywords
Health Knowledge
Attitudes
Practice
Adolescent
Adult
Arabs
Education
psychology
Female
Health Surveys
HIV Infections
ethnology
prevention & control
transmission
Humans
Middle Aged
Middle East
Prejudice
Public Opinion
Television
Women's Health
Women