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Knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome among school teachers in Udaipur, Rajasthan

Rakhi Luthera, Kunal Luthera, Mukul Dixit.

Abstract
Background: Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) has emerged as the single most formidable challenge to public health.

Objectives: The study was conducted to determine the knowledge among teachers regarding HIV/AIDS and provide suggestions for HIV/AIDS education in schools.

Materials and Methods: A crosssectional study was conducted among teachers (170) of intermediate schools of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. It has 13 secondary and senior secondary schools. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used in the study.

Results: All respondents had heard about HIV/AIDS, newspapers/magazines/posters (28), television (95), and relatives/friends (15) were common sources of information.

Conclusion: In our study, we were found that the teachers do not have adequate knowledge, skills, and confidence for teaching the sexual issues; therefore, the teachers found to be shy and sometimes embarrassed.

Key words: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Human Immunodeficiency Virus; Knowledge; Teachers


 
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Luthera R, Luthera K, Dixit M. Knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome among school teachers in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2017; 6(6): 1086-1089. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0203510032017



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Luthera R, Luthera K, Dixit M. Knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome among school teachers in Udaipur, Rajasthan. www.scopemed.org/?mno=258337 [Access: June 23, 2017]. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0203510032017



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Luthera R, Luthera K, Dixit M. Knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome among school teachers in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2017; 6(6): 1086-1089. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0203510032017



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Luthera R, Luthera K, Dixit M. Knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome among school teachers in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2017), [cited June 23, 2017]; 6(6): 1086-1089. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0203510032017



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Luthera, R., Luthera, K. & Dixit, M. (2017) Knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome among school teachers in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 6 (6), 1086-1089. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0203510032017



Turabian Style

Luthera, Rakhi, Kunal Luthera, and Mukul Dixit. 2017. Knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome among school teachers in Udaipur, Rajasthan. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 6 (6), 1086-1089. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0203510032017



Chicago Style

Luthera, Rakhi, Kunal Luthera, and Mukul Dixit. "Knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome among school teachers in Udaipur, Rajasthan." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 6 (2017), 1086-1089. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0203510032017



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Luthera, Rakhi, Kunal Luthera, and Mukul Dixit. "Knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome among school teachers in Udaipur, Rajasthan." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 6.6 (2017), 1086-1089. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0203510032017



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Luthera, R., Luthera, K. & Dixit, M. (2017) Knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome among school teachers in Udaipur, Rajasthan. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 6 (6), 1086-1089. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0203510032017



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