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AIDS Behav. 2011 Jan;15(1):193-203. doi: 10.1007/s10461-009-9657-4.

Behavioral surveillance of knowledge about HIV/AIDS transmission and perceived need for additional knowledge in a national sample of young israeli men and women between 1993 and 2005.

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  • 1Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah, P.O.B. 12272, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel.


The study examines trends in knowledge about HIV/AIDS prevention, perceived need for more information, and knowledge sources among 20,619 Israeli army releasees between 1993 and 2005. HIV/AIDS knowledge was strongly associated with education, lower religiosity and receiving information via the media in both genders, changing non-linearly over time. Need for more information was associated with low knowledge level among men (OR= 2.14; CI: 1.84-2.49; P < .0001) and women (OR 1.48; CI: 1.21-1.81; P < .0001). The findings underscore the need to reach those groups whose knowledge remains low over time utilizing the media, the preferred knowledge source, recognizing that a segment believes they do not need more information despite having low HIV/AIDS knowledge.

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