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WANG LI, ZHANG KONG-LAI. AIDS-related Knowledge, Condom Usage Among Medical Postgraduates[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2002, 15(2): 97-102.
Citation: WANG LI, ZHANG KONG-LAI. AIDS-related Knowledge, Condom Usage Among Medical Postgraduates[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2002, 15(2): 97-102.

AIDS-related Knowledge, Condom Usage Among Medical Postgraduates

  • Objective To investigate the knowledge about safety/unsafty of sexual acts relating to HIV transmission, levels of embarrassment related to condom and condom usage among medical postgraduates. Methods From August to December, 1998, a self-administered anonymous questionnaire was given to 271 new medical postgraduates from two medical colleges of Beijing and Hebei Province. Results There was a hazy understanding of the protective function of condom from AIDS among medical postgraduates. Only 14.4% medical postgraduates persisted in using condom, and 27.94% had never or almost never used it. The levels of embarrassment about condom were high. The median score was 3.55+0.98. Whether to use condom was related with the attitudes to condom, but not to AIDS. Conclusion There was some misunderstanding about condom and inconsistent condom usage in medical postgraduates. So it is essential to strengthen the sexual health education among them.
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AIDS-related Knowledge, Condom Usage Among Medical Postgraduates

Abstract: Objective To investigate the knowledge about safety/unsafty of sexual acts relating to HIV transmission, levels of embarrassment related to condom and condom usage among medical postgraduates. Methods From August to December, 1998, a self-administered anonymous questionnaire was given to 271 new medical postgraduates from two medical colleges of Beijing and Hebei Province. Results There was a hazy understanding of the protective function of condom from AIDS among medical postgraduates. Only 14.4% medical postgraduates persisted in using condom, and 27.94% had never or almost never used it. The levels of embarrassment about condom were high. The median score was 3.55+0.98. Whether to use condom was related with the attitudes to condom, but not to AIDS. Conclusion There was some misunderstanding about condom and inconsistent condom usage in medical postgraduates. So it is essential to strengthen the sexual health education among them.

WANG LI, ZHANG KONG-LAI. AIDS-related Knowledge, Condom Usage Among Medical Postgraduates[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2002, 15(2): 97-102.
Citation: WANG LI, ZHANG KONG-LAI. AIDS-related Knowledge, Condom Usage Among Medical Postgraduates[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2002, 15(2): 97-102.

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