A cross sectional study regarding awareness of HIV/AIDS and practices of condoms among slum dwellers of Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Bharat Meharda, Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Mahesh Keswani, Rakesh Kumar Sharma
2019 International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences  
People living in slums are often deprived of health-care facilities and it make them vulnerable to infection like HIV/AIDS. Health education and behavioural changes is pivotal for prevention of HIV and HIV-related stigma. Methods: It was community based cross sectional study carried among 288 slum dwellers of Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.Results: Out of 288 study subjects (male and females in the group of 15-54 years) 144 (50%) males and 144 (50%) females. Out of 288 study subjects 278 (96.53%) were
more » ... s 278 (96.53%) were heard about HIV/AIDS. Out of 249 study subject who were aware about condom, 107 (42.97%) study subjects [74 (56.06%) male and 33 (28.21%) female] were presently using of condom. out of 278 study subject who had ever heard about HIV/AIDS majority 215 (77.34%) subjects got the information regarding HIV/AIDS through TV/cinemaConclusions: Present study shows that the study subjects of slums at Ajmer has inadequate awareness regarding the HIV/AIDS and poor practice of condoms.
doi:10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20192886 fatcat:sxq3qpmgc5fjhd44p7swgljkq4