Behaviour Pattern regarding HIV/AIDS among Students of Selected Professional Institutes of Ghaziabad District of Uttar Pradesh.
Introduction: The annual number of AIDS-related deaths globally has been decreasing due to the significant scaling up of ART over the past few years. The estimated number of people who died from HIV- related illness in 2009 was 1.8 million. To tackle AIDS, prevention is the most effective and cheapest way and possible through behavioural changes. The college going students of Delhi-NCR are thought to be more enlightened towards HIV infection and don’t shy away from indulging or experimenting in risky sexual behaviour. So, the present study was undertaken to assess the high risk behaviour among students of selected professional institutes.
Material and Methods: The study was conducted among Students of selected medical, para-medical & other technical institutes in Ghaziabad (U.P.) during February 2011 to August 2011. Data were collected through self administered, well designed pre-tested and close ended study proforma. The information regarding socio-demographic variables and behavioral pattern was collected and analyzed using Epi-info statistical software.
Results: All students from professional colleges maximum no. of the students were between less than 20 years age (59.16%). Among 1200 students male students were 868 (72.33%) and female students were 332(27.66%). 188(17%) students responded about presence of sexual activity which they have acquired by virtue of marriage and otherwise respectively 40.42% & 59.58% and that too with a single regular partner 41.48%.
Conclusion: Among all respondents predominance of age group of 15-20 years. The most common high-risk group was having sex with multiple partners.
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