Study of the Relation between Information Levels, Motivation and HIV Risk Perception and Risky Sexual Behaviors among Students of Razi University

Authors

1 University of Payamenoor Sarableh- Ilam

2 University of Razi Kermanshah

Abstract

To fight with the spread of AIDS, the focus must be on increasing the acknowledgment and information about the ways in which HIV may be transmitted. This issue is important in decreasing the risky sexual behavior and thus is successful in reduction of HIV transmission. The purpose of this study is to examine the relation of information levels, motivation and risk perception of HIV morbidity risky sexual behaviors in the students of Razi University. The present study is a correlation study with a practical purpose. The target population includes all the students of Kermanshah Razi University studying during of 2010-2011 academic year. The sample consists of 375 male and female BA and MA students selected by stratified random sampling. The survey instruments include HIV information questionnaire, national AIDS questionnaire, international AIDS questionnaire and global positive attitude to AIDS questionnaire. Data were analyzed using multivariable regression method. The Findings have shown that there is a significant multiple correlation between the information level, motivation and risk perception of HIV morbidity with risky sexual behaviors (r=0.636). Perceived risk of HIV is more important in risky sexual behaviors than information and motivation.

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