Assessment of the Knowledge Regarding HIV/AIDS among Nursing College Students in University of Basrah
Background: AIDS is a common infectious disease worldwide, so every health staff have to have a knowledge about it, specially nursing staff .
Aim:To evaluate the knowledge of nursing college students about HIV/AIDS.
Method:The study was carried out on 150 nursing students at University of Basrah College of nursing during the 2018-2019. Structured questionnaire was used for data collection,which was consisted of twenty multiple choice questions to assess knowledge of students about HIV. Data was analyzed by using SPSS statistics version 23.
Results:The current results reveal that(76%) of nursing students have poor knowledge toward HIV/ AIDS,and there was a nostatistically significant difference between the stages.
Conclusion:The study concluded that nursing students need to increase their knowledge regarding HIV/ AIDS by for example developing the curriculum of nursing college.
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