University Students, Knowledge of AIDS, Perceived Susceptibility to AIDS, and Their Sexual Behaviors

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A random sample of 365 students attending a university in northern Texas returned a mailed questionnaire measuring the students' knowledge of Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), their perceived susceptibility to AIDS, and their sexual practices during the last year. The students had high knowledge levels about AIDS in general. However, 70% did not worry about getting AIDS. Collectively, there was a display of concern until it became a personal issue. The students (59%) saw themselves as less likely than most people to get AIDS. Although 70% of this sexually active group did not use condoms, they still did not perceive themselves ... continued below

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Winnubst, K. D. (Kimberly Dawn) August 1989.

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A random sample of 365 students attending a university in northern Texas returned a mailed questionnaire measuring the students' knowledge of Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), their perceived susceptibility to AIDS, and their sexual practices during the last year. The students had high knowledge levels about AIDS in general. However, 70% did not worry about getting AIDS. Collectively, there was a display of concern until it became a personal issue. The students (59%) saw themselves as less likely than most people to get AIDS. Although 70% of this sexually active group did not use condoms, they still did not perceive themselves as susceptible to AIDS.

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Winnubst, K. D. (Kimberly Dawn). University Students, Knowledge of AIDS, Perceived Susceptibility to AIDS, and Their Sexual Behaviors, thesis, August 1989; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500840/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .