International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(March 2012)

Awareness and Knowledge about HIV/AIDS among Panjab University Students

Authors: [1] Puneet Sandhu [2] Dr. Dazy Zarabi

Pages: 63-66


HIV is a behavior related disease in which awareness and knowledge with regard to HIV and AIDS could influence the course of its spread. The National Behavioral Surveillance Survey (BSS), conducted by NACO indicates the median age at first sex as 21 years for males and 18 years for females in the entire country. Panjab University has a large number of students coming from neighboring states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab studying in its various departments. The University Institute of Legal Studies, University Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Dental Institute have a major proportion of these students between the ages of 18 to 24, coming from rural as well as urban backgrounds.This indicates a high vulnerability of India’s young adults towards HIVand AIDS.