AWARENESS AND LIFE STYLE ANALYSIS OF HIV INFECTED VICTIMS OF VINDHYA REGION
Hamendra Kumar Verma1, Dr. Devendra N. Pandey2, Dr. (Mrs.) U.K. Chauhan3
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HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS (acquired immuno deficiency syndrome) is caused by HIV. The positive correlation between health and income has been one of the best-known relationships in human livelihood. Surprisingly, 67.2 percent HIV positive patients were aware of HIV and AIDS, 78.7 percent of were not aware of the transmission route of HIV almost 55 percent HIV positive patients spent less than 6 months with their life partners, 88 percent victims had very strong sexual urge while 70 percent respondents had positive attitude towards extra- marital relation in Vindhya region. It is opposite to the Indian culture and tradition where excessive sex (Washna) is considered as sinful act in much ourthological religious and spiritual texts.