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Indian J Public Health. 2009 Oct-Dec;53(4):243-5.

A study of knowledge, sexual behaviour and practices regarding HIV/AIDS among long distance truck drivers.

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Community Medicine, L.L.R.M. Medical College, Meerut. Corresponding drsanjeevksmailbox@rediffmail.com

Abstract

The present study was conducted to keep in view the knowledge, sexual behaviour and practices regarding HIV/AIDS among long distance truck drivers interviewed during September to November 2007 on the state highway connecting Punjab to U.P, Bihar and West Bengal.Of 400 study population, majority (78.5%) were found aware of unprotected sex as a mode of spread of HIV/AIDS followed by use of infected needle (48.5%). 32.3% drivers had only single sexual partner and 56.6% were involved in multiple sex partner. 58.6% truck drivers gave history of commercial sex workers (CSW) while 41.4 % drivers had their sexual partners from other sources like extra marital relations & their girl friends etc. The percentage of use of condom among those having multiple sexual partners was 64.3% while 35.7% had either never used a condom or had used it very irregularly.

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