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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-30

A study on awareness of AIDS among school students and teachers of higher secondary schools in north Calcutta.

Department of Community Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College

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C Chatterjee
Department of Community Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College

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Higher Secondary School students and their teachers were studied to assess the knowledge about AIDS and attitude towards AIDS patients. Only 13.5% senior school students and 16.2% teachers had clear knowledge regarding AIDS--its general aspects, transmission and prevention. Girls had higher and clear knowledge than boys. 45.8% of girls, 38.8% of boys students and 20.3% of teachers had positive attitudes towards nursing an AIDS case. It is suggested that schools have to device ways to open up more effective communication with students in relation to education on sex and AIDS. Training on AIDS should be emphasized on school teachers who on their turn can teach the students in a correct way about AIDS.

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