Determinants of awareness of and attitude towards HIV/AIDS

A study in Bangladesh

Md Rakibul Islam, Mohammad Amirul Islam, Alamgir Kabir

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This study explores the determinants of awareness of and attitude towards HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh using a purposive sample (N=1386) covering all the administrative divisions of Bangladesh. Analysis suggested that 78.4% of the respondents had ever heard of FHV/AIDS. Respondents mentioned "unsafe sex" and "use of HIV contaminated blood" as the main routes of HIV/AIDS transmission. More than half of the respondents showed negative attitude towards HIV/AIDS. Regression analysis revealed that respondents who aged less than 20 years, male, unmarried, from urban areas and had secondary education or above were more likely to be aware of HIV/AIDS. While respondents who were aged less than 20 years, non-Muslims, had higher than secondary education, from areas and had reported at least one mass media (radio/television/newspaper) as of HIV/AIDS information were more likely to show positive attitude towards MV/AIDS. The study recommended the effective use of mass media in HIV/AIDS campaign
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalSouth Asian Journal of Population and Health
Volume5
Issue number1 & 2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Determinants of awareness of and attitude towards HIV/AIDS : A study in Bangladesh. / Islam, Md Rakibul; Islam, Mohammad Amirul; Kabir, Alamgir.

In: South Asian Journal of Population and Health, Vol. 5, No. 1 & 2, 2012, p. 1-8.

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