2007. 14 p.
Journal of Black Studies 38 (2)
This research study investigated the correlation between HIV knowledge and testing. The researchers' hypothesis was that there would be significant relationships between knowledge of HIV transmission and getting tested for HIV, educational level, and gender, as well as testing and gender and knowing someone who has HIV or has died of AIDS. The study design used a convenience sample and was conducted in South Africa. 429 volunteers filled out the Carey and Shroeder Brief HIV Knowledge Questionnaire. Results indicate that as education level increased, knowledge of HIV did also. Females knew more about HIV than males. An r test showed that those who were tested for HIV knew more about the virus that those who had not been tested. Chi-squared tests showed that increased educational levels led to increased frequency of testing, as well as knowing someone who had HIV or had died from AIDS.
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