Int Conf AIDS. 1998;12:496 (abstract no. 24292). Unique Identifier :
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a study among the political leaders, a policy
makers of development, on the knowledge and information on AIDS.
METHODS: The study was conducted among a group of 151 political leaders
of various area in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in order to collect data, used the
following methods* informal discussion on AIDS. *a survey using a
pre-set questionnaire. The informal discussion was conducted the
political party offices and other informal places to gather data.
RESULT: The result of the study indicate that out of the total 151
political leaders 34% of them have been exposed to information on AIDS.
The medium of knowledge through which information was received
were--poster & sticker--7%, electronic mass media--6%, news paper--4%,
seminar--7%, ASO--8%, friends/other--7%, used condom--4.5%,
unknown--62%. CONCLUSION: Being aware of AIDS, the leaders are coming
forward in increasing numbers on its prevention measures, the study
therefore, recommends aggressive awareness drive on this policy makers
MEETING ABSTRACTS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*PREVENTION &
CONTROL Bangladesh Health Policy Human Information
Services/STATISTICS & NUMER DATA Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
*Leadership Policy Making *Politics