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The Journal of Community Health Management


THE IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF BEHAVIORAL CHANGE BROUGHT AMONG STUDENTS OF GONDAR UNIVERSITY, ETHOPIA


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Author Details: Sanat Kumar Sharma, , SC Mohapatra

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 5

Article End Page : 12


Abstract

Objective: The objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of HIV/AIDS information on the status of behavioral change brought. HIV/AIDS is spreading in discriminating rate among students.
Method: A total of 250 male and female students were interviewed using snow ball sampling technique. A questionnaire was used to collect data.
Results: Electronic communications-Radio, television, internet and print media- newspapers and magazine, were point out as information materials in local language (Amharic). The participants had good knowledge 45.7%, 81.4%, and 66.3%, of the cases mentioned homosexual practice, infected blood transfusion, and common use of sharp materials as major modes of transmission.
Conclusion: Preparatiion of materiialls diid not consiider characteriistiics / qualliitiies whiich are peculliiar to students.. Most partiiciipants had good awareness.. However,, iinformatiion coulld not assurance a change iin behaviior for partiiciipants of this study.. Most of the cases,, fiielld of study and year llevell of partiiciipants have a controll on the degree of behaviiorall change brought..


Key words: Behaviiourall change,, IIEC,, HIIV/AIIDS

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