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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 243-245

A study of knowledge, sexual behaviour and practices regarding HIV/AIDS among long distance truck drivers


1 Resident, Community Medicine, L.L.R.M. Medical College, Meerut, India
2 Professor, Community Medicine, L.L.R.M. Medical College, Meerut, India
3 Associate Professor, Community Medicine, L.L.R.M. Medical College, Meerut, India

Correspondence Address:
K Sanjeev
Resident, Community Medicine, L.L.R.M. Medical College, Meerut
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 20469766

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The present study was conducted to keep in view the knowledge, sexual behaviour and practices regarding HIV/AIDS among long distance truck drivers interviewed during September to November 2007 on the state highway connecting Punjab to U.P, Bihar and West Bengal. Of 400 study population, majority (78.5%) were found aware of unprotected sex as a mode of spread of HIV/AIDS followed by use of infected needle (48.5%). 32.3% drivers had only single sexual partner and 56.6% were involved in multiple sex partner. 58.6% truck drivers gave history of commercial sex workers (CSW) while 41.4 % drivers had their sexual partners from other sources like extra marital relations & their girl friends etc. The percentage of use of condom among those having multiple sexual partners was 64.3% while 35.7% had either never used a condom or had used it very irregularly.


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