HDV/AIDS awareness among young people and their sexual behaviour

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This article presents the results of a survey carried out among 1,427 Novosibirsk university students (medical, engineering and humanities specializations) with the purpose of assessing their awareness concerning the prevention of HIV and STIs, as well as risky sexual behaviour. The level of knowledge about HIV is shown to be rather high among Novosibirsk university students. However, an insufficient level of awareness concerning rare HIV transmission routes is identified. In addition, the respondents are found to adhere to out-of-date views concerning HIV patients. Female respondents in this age group tend to trust their regular partner, thus neglecting preventive measures. More than half of the respondents have a positive attitude towards using a condom during sexual intercourse.

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A. A. Khryanin

Novosibirsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation; Association of Obstetricians-Gynecologists and Dermatovenerologists

Author for correspondence.
Email: khryanin@mail.ru

Alexey A. Khryanin — Dr. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Department of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, NSMU; Vice-President, the Association O-G D

Krasny prospect, 52, Novosibirsk, 630091; Lenina str., 55, Novosibirsk, 630004

Russian Federation

O. V. Reshetnikov

Institution of Internal and Preventive Medicine — Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: reshetnikov_ov@mail.ru

Oleg V. Reshetnikov — Dr. Sci. (Med.), Leading Researcher.

Borisa Bogatkova str., 175/1, Novosibirsk, 630089

Russian Federation

T. A. Shpiks

Novosibirsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Email: fake@neicon.ru

Tatyana A. Shpiks — Cand. Sci. (Med.), Ass. Prof., Department of Psychology and Pedagogy.

Krasny prospect, 52, Novosibirsk, 630091

Russian Federation

M. V. Russkih

Novosibirsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Email: marie_le_mieux@mail.ru

Maria V. Russkih — Ph.D. student.

Krasny prospect, 52, Novosibirsk, 630091

Russian Federation

G. A. Kovalenko

Novosibirsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Email: fake@neicon.ru

Gleb A. Kovalenko — 6-year student, Paediatric Faculty.

Krasny prospect, 52, Novosibirsk, 630091

Russian Federation

I. O. Marinkin

Novosibirsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Email: rectorngmu@yandex.ru

Igor O. Marinkin — Dr. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Rector.

Krasny prospect, 52, Novosibirsk, 630091

Russian Federation


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