Knowledge And Opinion About Hiv/Aids Among Long Route Truck Drivers


  • C M Singh
  • R N Mishra
  • C P Mishra
  • B L Verma


A cross sectional study was carried out on 235 truck drivers operating at Kanpur- Jhansi highway to assess their knowledge and opinion about HIV/AIDS It was observed that about 73% had heard about HIV/AIDS. two third were aware about sexual transmission as the route of transmission. Televison was the main source of their knowledge (76.74%). But knowledge on other aspects of HIV was very less, only one-third were aware about preventive role of condom. Less than half (45.95%) were of the opinion that this disease can be prevented. It was dis heartening to note that (34.46%) were in favor to separate AIDS patient from family and (43.40%) were in favor todivorce spouse having AIDS. Withthis background of Knowledge about half of truck drivers (48.94%) were of the 


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Singh CM, Mishra RN, Mishra CP, Verma BL. Knowledge And Opinion About Hiv/Aids Among Long Route Truck Drivers. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2004 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];16(2):12-7. Available from:



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