Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about HIV/AIDS among males and females aged 15 to 49 in Cameroon, Africa / by Emmanuel Ngwakongnwi.
SubjectHIV (Viruses) Cameroon Public opinion
AIDS (Disease) Cameroon Public opinion
AIDS (Disease) Cameroon Prevention
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"Levels of knowledge about AIDS are widely believed to be high in Cameroon, a country with low prevalence rates compared to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, not much effort has been made to evaluate these levels because HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns emphasize condom use, abstinence, and fidelity, not the attitudes and behaviors of the Cameroon population. The purpose of this study was to explore AIDS knowledge and attitudes among the sexually active population, review current literature on best practices regarding AIDS prevention and treatment, and propose recommendations for action. Data from the (2004) demographic and health survey (DHS) in Cameroon were collected from 10 provinces and 2 cities. The sample consisted of 10, 656 females and 5,280 males for the DHS questionnaire, and 12,065 males and females for HIV testing.