HIV: Knowledge and Altitudes of Women

1474 WordsJan 26, 20186 Pages
HIV: Knowledge and Altitudes Of Women Introduction The purpose of this literature review is to examine what researchers has discovered about the knowledge and attitudes of women around the world regarding Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and protection. HIV is one of the most rapidly increasing sexually transmitted diseases today. 34. million people were living with HIV at the end of 2011. That same year, some 2.5 million people became newly infected, and 1.7 million died of AIDS-related causes 1 Women should educate themselves because knowledge and skills reduce the vulnerability and enable women to protect themselves and others against the epidemic. Experiences show that HIV/AIDS programs that respect and involve being sensitive to different cultures, are more likely to succeed. Methods In order to produce this literature I decided to focus on HIV. Narrowing down the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) I was able to review knowledge, awareness, and differences among women worldwide. Using several electronic databases including CINAHL, Google Scholar, Pub-Med, and health and wellness resource center was very beneficial in getting different views. Some of the keywords I used were survey, women, HIV, knowledge, health beliefs, and education. I chose not to restrict the searches to see if there were any significant changes in the research. The search included the women in the United States, Pakistan, Somali, Sudanese. The research usually had an age range of
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