Knowledge about Hiv/Aids among Drivers in Birgunj Bus Park: A Descriptive Analysis
One of the growing epidemics in the world today is HIV/AIDS. In the cities with high mobility, bus drivers are considered as the risk group for HIV/AIDS. Most of these younger people do not have access to information, condoms, supportive services which enable them to have safer sex. A descriptive cross sectional study was done to access knowledge about HIV/AIDS among drivers of Birgunj Bus Park. The analysis of the data revealed that majority of the respondents were between ages 20-24 years; have heard from media (radio, Television and newspapers); unsafe sex is the means of transmission and using condom during sexual intercourse can prevent HIV/AIDS. The present study strongly recommends that there is immediate need of program to create awareness among drivers including co-workers, vulnerable youths and other high risk groups such as migrant populations.
Academic Voices, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013, Pages 50-53
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