International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 12 (2015)

The level of awareness about HIV/AIDS among youth at Gudiyatham Taluk, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, India


C Asokan

India is on the brink of a major HIV epidemic. The epidemic is the latest threat to survival of children, women and men in India. Already India has 5.2 million people infected with HIV as per latest NACO figures, June 2004. It now ranks as the second country of highest number of HIV infection in the world after South Africa. Globally India, with an estimated 0.9 percent prevalence rate, yet India is the country of one billion populations so even low rates of infection translate into large number of people infected. In India, adolescence aged between 13 20 accounts for 22 percent of the population. Surveillance data revealed that young people are at the centre of the HIV epidemic. 50 percent of all new infections are in young people below the age of 30. Young people are primarily exposed to risk behaviour due to lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS. The whopping figure of HIV statistics of youth is a serious subject of concern. The researcher selected the youth group of between 18-35 years of age and it was crucial period in the life of human beings. Therefore it is high time to help and make them to understand the value of each human beings health. This research paper focus in knowledge, attitude and belief about HIV/AIDS among rural youth at Gudiyatham block at Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, India.
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C Asokan. The level of awareness about HIV/AIDS among youth at Gudiyatham Taluk, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 80-82
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