Survey of Sexual Behaviour and Knowledge on HIV/AIDS of Men Having Homosexual Intercourses

Saulius Čaplinskas

Abstract


The paper is aimed to analyse the results of sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS knowledge survey in men having sex with men. Insufficient knowledge on HIV transmission modes and on prevention means increase vulnerability, may result into risky behaviour and increase a risk of HIV infection. High awareness on HIV/AIDS issues is one of the factors that determine high vigilance and responsible actions. Survey results proved statistically significant relation between one's knowledge on HIV/AIDS and risky sexual behaviour (e.g., condom use or non-use while having sex). The better knowledge on HIV/AIDS, the more frequently condoms are used while having sex, e.g. a person cares more about own health and acts safer.

Keywords


knowledge on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrom (AIDS); risk groups; risky behaviour

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"Social Work" ISSN online 2029-2775 / ISSN print 1648-4789