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2014 (Vol. 6, Issue: 1)
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Knowledge and Behavior on HIV/AIDS Infection among Adult in Guinea

Kebe Haba, Hui Lan Xu and Oumar M. Guindo
Corresponding Author:  Hui Lan Xu 

Key words:  Adult, behavior, Guinea, HIV/AIDS, knowledge, ,
Vol. 6 , (1): 9-14
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December 09, 2013 January 04, 2014 February 25, 2014
Abstract:

HIV/AIDS is one of the major medical and public health problems in the world, particularly in Guinea since the first case has been reported in 1987, it became a major public health concern in the country. The prevalence rate is currently between 1.5 and 2%. The feminization of HIV infection is noted with a sero-prevalence rate among women aged 15-49 by1.9% against 0.9% for men in the same age group. The average HIV prevalence in urban areas is higher than in rural areas 2.4% against 1%; however it is almost twice higher among men in rural areas than those in urban areas 1.1% against 0.6%. Risk factors associated with HIV infection are many. In terms of HIV transmission during heterosexual intercourse, women are more vulnerable than men due that the transmission of men to women during sexual intercourse is two or four times more likely to occur than the transmission from women to men. Sexual risk behaviors including unprotected sex, multi-partners, rape and early sexual intercourse among adolescents are common in Guinea. Educational programmes with specific interventions are needed to bring behavior changes, to increase knowledge and to prevent new HIV infections.
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Kebe Haba, Hui Lan Xu and Oumar M. Guindo, 2014. Knowledge and Behavior on HIV/AIDS Infection among Adult in Guinea.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 6(1): 9-14.
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