Knowledge and Practices on HIV/AIDS among Injecting Drug Users

  • Subhash Prasad Tribhuvan University, Thakur Ram Multiple Campus, Department of Health &Physical Education, Birgunj
Keywords: HIV, AIDS, IDUs, new sterilized syringe, use of new syringe practice

Abstract

Injecting drug use is the main route of transmission of HIV/AIDS. Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) are one of the high risk groups of this infection. This paper describes the knowledge and practice of HIV in injecting drug users based on quantitative data collected from 154 IDUs by interview schedule. It is concluded that the knowledge about HIV/AIDS amongst the injecting drug users is not a problem. The key problem is sharing used syringe by some users to take drugs to fulfill their urgent compulsion. The gap between knowledge and practice causes them to the vulnerability of the problem.

Academic Voices, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013, Pages 62-67

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/av.v3i1.9990

 

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
562
PDF
335
Published
2014-03-09
How to Cite
Prasad, S. (2014). Knowledge and Practices on HIV/AIDS among Injecting Drug Users. Academic Voices: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 3(1), 62-67. https://doi.org/10.3126/av.v3i1.9990
Section
Articles