HIV/AIDS-Related Knowledge and Attitudes of Palestinian Women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
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
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2007
The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.
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