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Awareness About HIV/AIDS Among Karnataka Women: An Analysis of RCH 2002-04 Data

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  • K S Umamani

    (Institute for Social and Economic Change)

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This study focuses on women in the 15-44 years age group who are more likely to be vulnerable to HIV infection. The analysis is primarily based on secondary data collected in Reproductive and Child Health project II 2002-2004. The findings of the study reveal that there is a wide gap between awareness and knowledge of HIV/AIDS. Many women are not aware of the modes through which HIV/AIDS spreads, and the precautions to be taken to check further spread of the disease. More than one- fourth of the women expressed misconceptions about the spread of HIV/AIDS. The study clearly indicates that knowledge of HIV/AIDS is directly related to the social and economic background of the target group. It is encouraging to note that a higher percentage of women who go to an institution for delivery and who use spacing methods of contraception are aware of HIV/AIDS.

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  • K S Umamani, 2008. "Awareness About HIV/AIDS Among Karnataka Women: An Analysis of RCH 2002-04 Data," Working Papers 204, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • Handle: RePEc:sch:wpaper:204
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    Health Care; HIV/AIDS; Awareness; Karnataka;

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