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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 20, No. 1, 2020, pp. 83-90
Bioline Code: hs20013
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2020, pp. 83-90

 en HIV-related knowledge level among Indonesian women between 15 years and 49 years of age
Efendi, Ferry; Pratama, Emha Rafi; Hadisuyatmana, Setho; Indarwati, Retno; Lindayani, Linlin & Bushy, Angeline


Background: Women are a highly vulnerable population for HIV-infection, influenced by biological, cultural, social and eco-nomic factors. Inadequate knowledge about the risk for exposure to HIV will impact the prevention and treatment of HIV.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine HIV-related knowledge among women in Indonesia and the associated demographic determinants that influence their access to accurate HIV-related information.
Methods: This was a secondary analysis of the Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey in 2012. Level of HIV-related knowledge was determined by analyzing nine items on the 2012 IDHS instrument.
Results: The percentage of women in Indonesia between the ages of 15 and 49 years of age, more than half (53.6%) had high score of HIV-related knowledge. The results from logistic regression showed that women aged 30-34 years old had 2.2 times higher knowledge level about HIV compared to older women. Married women, living in rural area, with a lower level of education, reported to have limited or no access to HIV related information; thus, had a correspondingly lower knowledge level of HIV.
Conclusion: Study findings underscore the lack of knowledge-level among Indonesian women about HIV, especially the prevention, transmission, and prevention mother to child transmission (PMCT).

HIV; Knowledge; prevention; women; demographic health survey

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