Awareness and Misconception about HIV/AIDS Transmission among Selected Bangladesh Army Troops

  • Syed Naufel Mahmud Directorate General of Medical Services, Bangladesh Armed Forces, Dhaka
  • SM Nurul Irfan Trainee Officer, Armed Forces Medical Institute, Dhaka
Keywords: HIV, AIDS, Awareness, Misconception, Bangladesh Army.

Abstract

Introduction: AIDS is a fatal illness that breaks down the body’s immune system, leaving the victim vulnerable to lifethreatening opportunistic infections, neurological disorders or unusual malignancies, having no effective treatment till now.

Objectives: To assess the awareness and misconception about the transmission of HIV/AIDS among the troops of Bangladesh Army.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from September 2011 to December 2011 among purposively selected 125 troops of various Army units of Dhaka Cantonment, Bangladesh. Data were collected by face-to-face interview by pretested structured questionnaire and analyzed by software SPSS version 17.0.

Results: Among the 125 respondents, most (92%) of them were aware of the transmission of HIV/AIDS and having no significant misconception of its transmission. No association has been found between knowledge of HIV transmission and type of occupation.

Conclusion: Most of the troops of the Bangladesh Army were aware of the transmission of HIV/AIDS and misconception among them was very less. The authority should continue thus status for the betterment of the country.

Journal of Armed Forces Medical College Bangladesh Vol.14 (2) 2018: 180-182

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2020-03-10
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Mahmud, S., & Irfan, S. (2020). Awareness and Misconception about HIV/AIDS Transmission among Selected Bangladesh Army Troops. Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh, 14(2), 180-182. https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v14i2.45904
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