Roopam Saini1*, Upasana Sethi Ahuja2, Nidhi Puri Narang3, Smiti Rekha Das1, Dipshikha Das4 and Akansha Budakoti5
1PG Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, I.T.S Dental College, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, I.T.S Dental College, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, India
3Professor, I.T.S Dental College, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, India
4PG Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, India
5Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, K M Shah Dental College, Piparia, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author: Roopam Saini, PG Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, I.T.S Dental College, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, India.
Received: September 24, 2021; Published: October 20, 2021
Aim and Objectives: To investigate knowledge, attitude and behaviour regarding HIV among undergraduate students.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive questionnaire based study was conducted in the I.T.S Dental College among Physiotherapy and Dental undergraduate students. The students were divided into 5 groups i.e. BPT 1st, 2nd, 3rd years, Interns and BDS Interns. 20 close ended multiple choice questions evaluating the spread, source, social awareness and investigation of HIV were distributed among the participants. ANOVA test was used for the comparison of the mean values among all the groups. Level of statistical significance was set at p-value less than or equal to 0.05.
Results: Significant difference in the mean was observed among all questions and mean of all total scores were compared in which BDS Interns were more aware than Physiotherapy undergraduates.
Conclusion: Despite the fact that majority of students were aware of the transmission of HIV/AIDS, this study showed that students were less likely to translate their knowledge about HIV/AIDS transmission into healthy behaviour. Health and education sectors need to be improved the way of delivering the education regarding HIV/AIDS risk awareness.
Keywords: HIV; Knowledge; Undergraduates
Citation: Roopam Saini., et al. “Awareness on HIV Among Undergraduates: A Questionnaire Based Study”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.11 (2021): 50-55.
Copyright: © 2021 Roopam Saini., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.