TitleHIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes of Palestinian women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHusseini, A, Rmeileh, A
JournalAm J Health Behav
Date PublishedMay-Jun
ISBN Number1087-3244 (Print)<br/>1087-3244 (Linking)
Accession Number17402871
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/*ethnology, Women/*education/psychology

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.