HIV Prevalence in Major States of India: Critical Investigation of HIV/AIDS among Married Adolescent Women

Uttam J. Sonkamble, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
Balram Paswan, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

An estimated 5.21 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in India. In the light of current prevalence trends, the present study emphasis was given to study basic variables like knowledge and misconception of AIDS and stock and use of condom. Data was taken in to consideration by sample survey Facility survey (2003), DLHS-RCH (2002-2004), and NACO (2004) used in this study. The states were categories as low and high HIV prevalence.Data was analyzed using logistic regression analysis. In high HIV prevalence state knowledge of AIDS is more than 70 % but the misconception also quite high. And in low HIV prevalence states the knowledge is quite low compare to high HIV prevalence states and misconception also very low. The study tried to find out the critical situation of high HIV prevalence in the developed states as a proxy variable (condom use) suggest that use of condom is significantly very low.

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Presented in Poster Session 2