Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 26, Number 1
TITLE: Knowledge of first-year MBBS Students of University of Medicine (Magway) Rergarding Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
AUTHOR: Win Win Maw; Than Than Aye; Swe Swe Hnin; Soemoe Thu; Khin Swe Oo; Nyan Win Tun; San San Myint; Than Than Nu; Thet Nwe Oo
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2014; 26(1):11-15
ABSTRACT: Knowledge about HIV, how it is transmitted, and preventive measures help modify the life style. It is important to assess the knowledge or the medical students on risks of HIV/ AIDS. To assess knowledge. Self-administered questionnaires were administered to 375 (male-277, female- 98) first-year MBBS students of University or Medicine (Magway). Most students (>90%) could indicate the true modes of transmission: sexual contact. contact with contaminated blood, blood transfusion, and mother to child transmission. However, 31(11.2%) of males and 6(6.1%) of females had wrong concept that HIV can be transmitted by insects. Twenty-six (9.4%) and 10(3.6%.) or males and 2(2'%) and 3(3.1%) of females thought people can get infection through casual contact such as hand shaking and sharing eating utensils, toilet and bathroom respectively. Only small portion (19, 6.9% and 9, 3.2%): answered it is a curable but not a preventable disease. Both male and female students had very good attitude regarding the known patient of HIV/ AIDS.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Knowledge. HIV Infections.