Attitude to AIDS control and related knowledge among government Staff in a southern province of China.
WANG Ling-yun, LIU Kang-mai, SHAN Lei-hua, et al. (Beijing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100013, China)
Objective To facilitate future policy-making for AIDS control by assessing the effectiveness of government mobilization and multi-departmental cooperation.Method Attitude to AIDS control and level of related knowledge among government staff in a province of China were assessed through stratified sampling.Results Of the 129 government staff members sampled,71.32% to 100.00% gave correct answers to the designed questions concerning transmission routes of AIDS.For the above knowledge,there was no significant difference among staff members from the different government agencies included in this study.Of all the staff members sampled,47.25% to 75.19% believed that government departments would be influenced by AIDS epidemics; 0.78% to 76.74% believed that some industries would be influenced; 49.61% believed it necessary to promote the use of disposable syringes and drug substitutes among drug-taking populations; and 65.89% believed it necessary to promote the use of condoms among commercial sex workers and their customers.Conclusion Years of government mobilization and multi-departmental cooperation have led to good results for AIDS control.As a result,government staff have satisfactory knowledge about transmission of AIDS,and about a half of them believe that intervention is necessary and will be effective.Nevertheless,additional effort in this direction is needed for effective control of AIDS.
【CateGory Index】： R193