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A Presentation on HIV / AIDS Awareness among Truck Drivers. By. Lokmanya Medical Foundation Chinchwad, Pune. There are at least a hundred thousand long-haul truckers in India AIDS travels along the truck routes. TRUCKERS.

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A presentation on hiv aids awareness among truck drivers

A Presentation onHIV / AIDS Awareness among Truck Drivers


Lokmanya Medical Foundation

Chinchwad, Pune.

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  • One can trace the evolution of the epidemic by comparing traffic patterns moving out of major cities with the rates of infection of people who live along the way.

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Percent of truck drivers infected with HIV India

1.5% in 1995

6% in 1997

20% in 2001

Source: UNAIDS/WHO 1998.

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Global status of hiv aids
Global Status of HIV/AIDS India

  • 42 million people around the world today have AIDS- ILO

  • World has lost a staggering 28 million of its work force to AIDS- ILO

  • HIV prevalence reaches over 5% amongst high risk group in Maharashtra and Manipur

  • 90% of the total reported HIV / AIDS cases have occurred in sexually active and productive age group (15 – 49 years).

Source: UNAIDS/WHO 1998.

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What made us to study aids awareness among truckers
What made us to study AIDS Awareness among truckers India

  • Migrant population and mobile population (drivers) are very vulnerable to HIV infections and has been found to be the key factor in spreading the disease in India. The main reasons are :

    • Mobile nature of their profession

    • Mobility away from their family and community

    • High risk of their exposure and clientele to sex workers

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  • To assess knowledge level and attitude of heavy vehicle drivers on HIV / AIDS.

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Methods of study
Methods of Study India

  • 815 (41%) Truck Drivers were selected randomly out of the 2000 Truck Drivers prior to under-going the training and health education programme

  • Structured questionnaire was used for collecting data

  • statistical analysis was done by using SPSS-12

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Knowledge attitude regarding transmission of hiv

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Prevention through condom
Prevention through Condom India

  • 49%) misunderstood that condom provides full protection against HIV infection.

  • There were 53 subjects who felt sexual intercourse do not transmit AIDS.

  • The most ironical finding was that 62% truckers did not know how to use condoms or have not used it so far

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Assessment of knowledge level of truck drivers

  • Out of the total 815 truck drivers 39.75% are aware of the causative factors of AIDS.

  • 47.07% General Awareness and Precautions

  • 27.02% Signs and symptoms of AIDS scored lowest score

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Knowledge about hiv aids
Knowledge about HIV/AIDS India

  • 57.42% have very poor knowledge,

  • 42% have average knowledge

  • 0.5% drivers had good knowledge about AIDS.

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Conclusion India

  • This study projects that there is more need for inputs to raise their awareness level.

  • The gap between knowledge and practice should be narrowed with rich knowledge.

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Prevention of AIDS is not only IndiaMy business But it is also Your Business Indeed it is Our Business Join hands in Crusade against AIDS

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Thank you


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