HIV/AIDS Knowledge among Iranian Health Care Workers


Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted, Public Health.


Background: HIV/AIDS remains a major public health concern globally and Health Care Workers (HCWs) are in the frontline of preventing and providing care for HIV in the health care system. The aim of this study was to evaluate HIV/AIDS knowledge among primary HCWs.

Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 200 HCWs who were randomly selected from health care centers in Kermanshah city, west of Iran, 2018. HCWs filled out a self-administered questionnaire including the socio-demographic characteristics and HIV/AIDS knowledge items. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 16 using bivariate correlations, t-test, and ANOVA statistical tests.

Results: The mean score of HIV/AIDS knowledge was 29.73 [95% CI: 28.79, 30.67], ranged from 0 to 40 (74.3% 0f total percent). HIV/AIDS knowledge was not a significant association and correlation with sex, education level, marital status, age and job history. Up to 50% had inadequate knowledge about HIV/AIDS status and transmission in Iran.

Conclusions: Primary HCWs HIV/AIDS knowledge was average and it seems need to be educating regarding HIV/AIDS status and transmission in Iran.


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