Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
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  • To serve as an important medium for the publication of original research in the field of medical science and health research, thus filling gaps in health knowledge for effective utilization of research findings
  • To impart current medical knowledge and updated scientific information obtained from research to health professionals for better and appropriate health care management
  • To disseminate recent basic, applied and social research findings among health personnel of different strata for enhancing worldwide health development


Archives   2014

Myanmar   Health   Sciences   Research   Journal

Volume   26,  Number   1

TITLE:   Knowledge of first-year MBBS Students of University of Medicine (Magway) Rergarding Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
AUTHOR:   Win Win Maw; Than Than Aye; Swe Swe Hnin; Soemoe Thu; Khin Swe Oo; Nyan Win Tun; San San Myint; Than Than Nu; Thet Nwe Oo
SOURCE:   Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2014; 26(1):11-15
ABSTRACT:   Knowledge about HIV, how it is transmitted, and preventive measures help modify the life style. It is important to assess the knowledge or the medical students on risks of HIV/ AIDS. To assess knowledge. Self-administered questionnaires were administered to 375 (male-277, female- 98) first-year MBBS students of University or Medicine (Magway). Most students (>90%) could indicate the true modes of transmission: sexual contact. contact with contaminated blood, blood transfusion, and mother to child transmission. However, 31(11.2%) of males and 6(6.1%) of females had wrong concept that HIV can be transmitted by insects. Twenty-six (9.4%) and 10(3.6%.) or males and 2(2'%) and 3(3.1%) of females thought people can get infection through casual contact such as hand shaking and sharing eating utensils, toilet and bathroom respectively. Only small portion (19, 6.9% and 9, 3.2%): answered it is a curable but not a preventable disease. Both male and female students had very good attitude regarding the known patient of HIV/ AIDS.
SUBJECT HEADINGS:   Knowledge. HIV Infections.
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