HIV/AIDS Awareness: A Scheduled Caste-Based Study of University Students

Sumanth S Hiremath

Abstract


The epidemic disease AIDS is stepping into its fourth decade has become a pandemic/ deadly disease that threatens not only India but the world population. The last two decades witnessed a global initiative to extend the outreach venture of spreading awareness of AIDS to each and every human being who was yet outside the fold of education. The paper tries to enhance HIV/ AIDS awareness among the university students and an attempt has been made to know their information and attitude towards HIV/AIDS, which has threatened humanity globally. Though the study is based on a small sample size, results have great scope for policy implications. As the various roles performed by mass media and educational institutions can create a great awareness and prevention of the disease.

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International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory | ISSN : 1916-2782