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Type Journal Article - American Journal of Health Behavior
Title HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes of Palestinian women in the occupied Palestinian territory
Volume 31
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
Page numbers 323-334
URL http://icph.birzeit.edu/uploads/File/HIV-AIDS knowledge -Abdullatif 2007.pdf
Objective: To explore Palestinian women's knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes towards HIV/ AIDS.

Methods: Data used in this study were collected as a part of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2004 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

Results: Most of the women in the OPT (93.4%) had heard of AIDS. They had fair general knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention methods and transmission. TV was the main source of information about HIV/AIDS. Among the determinants of HIV/AIDS knowledge identified by this study were education, region, and locality.

Conclusion: A research-informed policy concerning HIV/AIDS prevention should be formulated

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