Indicators

%

Observations

Heard about HIV

71

Though the community heard about HIV/AIDS but they are not well aware of the testing facilities. There is a need for a focussed strategy for behaviour change with focus on correct and consistent use of condom as well as knowledge regarding transmission of infection.

Heard about AIDS

77

Heard about both HIV and AIDS

70

Percentage of respondents reporting HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through sexual contact

84

Percentage of respondents reporting HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through blood transfusion

93

Percentage of respondents reporting HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through sharing of infected needle

91

Percentage of respondents reporting HIV/AIDS can be vertically transmitted

77

Know about the testing facility available – ICTC

33

Percentage of respondents stating that “HIV/AIDS can be prevented through consistent condom use”

70

Percentage of respondents reporting last time condom use with non regular sexual partner

10

Percentage of respondents reporting consistent condom use with all non regular sex partners

70

Percentage of respondents reporting easy availability of condoms

90

Awareness about modes of HIV transmission


Fig.2Residence and Gender wise awareness about modes of HIV transmission

Awareness levels and message prioritization:

  • Awareness about HIV/AIDS is 70% - this is only who have heard about HIV, knowledge expected to be low.
  • Awareness about condoms availability is 90%. Percentage reporting consistent condom use is at 18% - intensive messaging on correct and consistent condom use is required
  • Awareness on transmission through sexual route is 84% - messaging on routes of transmission needs strengthening
  • Awareness about testing facility in the area is about 33% - information about service delivery points much needed