is the single largest infectious killer disease and fourth leading cause for
death. There is substantial evidence that it is a pandemic disease in Worldwide,
thus posing a serious threat to be met and challenging disease of health in 21st
century. AIDS can be called our modern pandemic affecting both industrialized
and developing countries.
descriptive cross sectional survey was undertaken to assess the Knowledge on
role of youth in prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and to compare the
knowledge scores with their demographic variables of the students.
were selected by convenient sampling technique and data were collected by using
close ended questionnaire. Collected data were analyzed by using descriptive
and inferential statistics in terms of percentage, mean, SD and chi-square.
The overall mean
knowledge score was 13.65 ± 1.88 which is 75.8% of the maximum score
reveals good knowledge. Further area wise knowledge scores shows that highest
mean score (2.30 ± 0.64) which is 76.6% of the total score was for
secondary prevention and mean score of 7.21 ± 1.42 which is 72.1% of
the total score was for primary prevention revealing good knowledge. The lowest
mean score (1.17 ± 0.76) which is 58.5% of the total score was for
tertiary prevention, it reveals average knowledge. Significant association was
found between knowledge scores (P< 0.05) in relation to the sex and previous
source of information, not significant association was found between knowledge
scores (P> 0.05) in relation to education, religion and residential area.
Indian Member 40.00
Others Member 3.00