Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
GIR, Elucir et al. Preventive measures against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases known by undergraduate health students. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 1999, vol.7, n.1, pp. 11-17. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11691999000100003.
This study was carried out in to identify the preventive measures against Aids and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) that undergraduate health students predominantly know and to identify if there is a significant difference among the measures mentioned, considering the sex of subjects studied. A questionnaire was answered by health undergraduate students randomly selected. The results show that most of the items mentioned as preventive for Aids and other STD are important measures for their prevention. However, when data are analysed considering the frequency, that is the number of students that mentioned correct measures, we can observe that it is less than it was expected, what is very worrying. Another point observed in the results is that, there was no statistical difference, according to the sex of subjects studied. Data analysis evidence that knowledge of most undergraduate students is not enough, reinforcing the need to implement continuous specific educational actions.
Keywords : AIDS; STD; knowledge; preventive measures; undergraduate students.