Korean J Blood Transfus.  1994 Nov;5(2):127-136.

Survey on Knowledge, Attitude and Concern of Some Blood Donors Regarding AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome)


AIDS, which is being spreaded world-wide, would have the number of the patients and the infected persons to several million persons since the first patient had been reported among the homosexualists in 1981, and in our country patients of 323 persons had been found till 1993, therfore we could have significant concern and warning. Accordingly, this writer intended to present basic data to the blood Project and AIDS preventive movement by investigating knowledge, attitude and concern regarding AIDS including blood donors, and analyzed data of 1,920 pages by questionaire method from March to August 1994. According to the results, it is rather well-known as far as general knowledge, attitude and concern regarding AIDS are concerned, however, items which are 20-40% wrongly known are as followings: AIDS is infected by virus. It is infected by insects such as mosquito. It is infected with tight kiss with the person infected with AIDS. Risk of being infected with AIDS will be reduced if using condom when sexual intercourse. It may be infected through the foods. It may be infected by the same bacteria attacking venereal disease. And WHO(world Health Organization) designated Dec. 1st as AIDS'Day. Items which are 40-60 wrongly known are as followings: AIDS can be infected by blood donation, Now vaccine preventing AIDS has been developed. In our country, Preventive law of AIDS is established. And in the field of the attitude and concern, it was surveyed as important as being hahdied by the broadcasting and newspaper, and 60470% of the persons answered that they would avoid AIDS infected person, and 76% of male and 87.1% of female gave the reply thet AIDS infected persons should be administered extraordinarily by isolated accommodation by the nation.

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