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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2013 pp 281-284
A Study of Knowledge among Nurses towards HIV/ Aids in Tertiary Care Hospital, Nagpur
Atul Agrawal1*, Ajeet Saoji2, N. B. Kasturwar3
1JR-III, 2Professor, 3Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, NKPSIMS, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Purpose: The present descriptive cross sectional study was conducted with an objective to assess knowledge of nurses in tertiary care hospital in Nagpur towards HIV/AIDS. Methodology: Data was collected using pre-designed, pre-tested anonymous, self administered questionnaire which were distributed amongst nurses who work in hospital in time period of study. Results: 36.5% of Nurses were found to have a high level of knowledge regarding HIV. 29.5% were found to have adequate knowledge regarding HIV. In 26% study subjects, knowledge level was low and in 8% study subjects it was found to be very low. All of the study subjects were aware of HIV/ AIDS being a sexually transmitted disease. Conclusion: The result indicates that nursing staff at tertiary care hospital have inadequate knowledge about HIV/AIDS.