International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 8, Part L (2015)
Knowledge and Attitude towards Hiv/Aids among the Patients of Raipur District of Chhattisgarh
Swechchha Sharma, Moyna Chakravarty, Shyama Charan Ogre
HIV/AIDS has emerged as the single most formidable challenge to public health, human right and development in the new millennium. India is one of the third largest and most populated countries in the world. It is estimated that around 2.1 million Indians are currently suffering from HIV (UN, 2012) . The prevalence rate of AIDS in India was 0.27 (NACO, 2013) . In the present paper a humble attempt has been made to report some descriptive epidemiological aspects of HIV/AIDS and to determine the level of knowledge and attitude of 177 patients attending the ICTC Centre of Raipur Medical College towards the disease. The results of the study showed that the highest percentage of patients was in 25-29 years age group. The patients had approached the doctors due to weakness, pneumonia, cough, fever, cancer, stomachache, piles, chest infection and sexually transmitted diseases. The percentage of people who did not use condom was 72.31 percent. The percentage of people who have undergone transfusion were 35.02. High percentage of people were positive for Tuberculosis. It is therefore essential that some effective action should be taken to minimize this impact.
How to cite this article:
Swechchha Sharma, Moyna Chakravarty, Shyama Charan Ogre. Knowledge and Attitude towards Hiv/Aids among the Patients of Raipur District of Chhattisgarh. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(8): 744-747.