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Assessment of Knowledge and Attitudes about HIV/AIDS among Inmates of Quthing Prison, Lesotho

Knowledge and attitudes about HIV/AIDS among Quthing prison inmates in Lesoto were assessed using a semi-structured questionnaire. Results showed that knowledge about HIV/AIDS was high among inmates while others had a misconception about use of condoms. There was evidence of unfavourable attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS.


Objective: To assess the knowledge of and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS among the inmates in Quthing Prison, Lesotho.

Method: A semi-structured questionnaire was used to interview the prisoners. Of the 138 prisoners, 123 inmates were successfully interviewed. The data were collated and analyzed quantitatively using the SPSS computer software programme.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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