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Type Revue - International Journal of STD \& AIDS
Titre Improvement in AIDS knowledge, perceptions and risk behaviours over a short period in a rural community of Senegal
Auteur(s)
Volume 8
Numéro 11
Publication (Jour/Mois/Année) 1997
Numéros de page 681-687
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/0956462971919057
Résumé
The objective of this paper is to assess knowledge, perceptions and behavioural changes in response to AIDS in a rural community in the south of Senegal, comparing 2 cross-sectional surveys using standardized questionnaires and performed in 1990-1992 and 1994. An AIDS-related knowledge score was built using 4 questions about routes of HIV transmission, ranging from 0 to 4. The score increased between the 2 surveys from 1.6 to 2.1 for men ( P =0.006) and from 0.8 to 2.6 {\textless} for women ( P 10 4). The proportion of those who responded 'I don't know' to the 4 questions dealing with routes of AIDS transmission decreased from 24\% to 14\% on the average for men and from 66\% to 20\% on the average for women. The proportion of men who declared casual sex partners in the past 12 months decreased from 39\% to 21\% ( P =0.01). However, the proportion remained stable for women (from 15\% to 18\%). These results show that despite a relatively low level of HIV infection (0.8\% of all adults), AIDS-related knowledge increased and at-risk behaviour decreased in a rural area of west Africa.

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Lagarde, Pison, and Enel. "Improvement in AIDS knowledge, perceptions and risk behaviours over a short period in a rural community of Senegal." International Journal of STD \& AIDS 8, no. 11 (1997): 681-687.
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