Knowledge, attitudes, and perceived risk of AIDS among urban Rwandan women: relationship to HIV infection and behavior change.

@article{Lindan1991KnowledgeAA,
  title={Knowledge, attitudes, and perceived risk of AIDS among urban Rwandan women: relationship to HIV infection and behavior change.},
  author={Christina P. Lindan and Susan A. Allen and Michel Carael and F. Nsengumuremyi and Philippe Van de Perre and Antoine Serufilira and Jeffrey A. Tice and D. Black and Thomas Elliot Coates and Stephen Benjamin Hulley},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={1991},
  volume={5 8},
  pages={993-1002}
}
We examined factors associated with perceived risk of AIDS, behavior change, and HIV infection in a representative sample of 1458 child-bearing urban women in Rwanda, central Africa. Although 68% of women reported only one lifetime partner, and the majority (87%) lived with a husband or steady partner, the prevalence of HIV antibodies was still high (32%). Before receiving their HIV test results, the women completed a questionnaire about AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and practices. Knowledge about… CONTINUE READING

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