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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


AMADO-CORNEJO, Nathalie  and  LUNA-MUNOZ, Consuelo. Association between educational level and knowledge on transmission of HIV/Aids in adolescent women in Peru-ENDES 2019. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.4, pp.826-832. ISSN 1814-5469.


Knowledge about the transmission of HIV in adolescent women is important due to the great risk of contracting said infection.


To determine the association between the educational level and knowledge about the transmission of HIV in female adolescents according to the ENDES year 2019.


Quantitative, observational, retrospective, cross-sectional and analytical study based on the public availability data of the ENDES 2019.


Of the 4 668 women in the age range of 15 to 19 years. 30.6% had adequate knowledge about HIV and 69.4% had inadequate knowledge. No association was found between educational level and level of knowledge about HIV transmission. In the multivariate analysis, regarding the wealth index, being non-poor compared to being in extreme poverty has a positive influence on adequate knowledge about HIV (OR: 1.25 95% CI: 1.14-1.38).


Knowledge about HIV transmission in adolescent women in Peru is not adequate, no association was found between educational level and knowledge about HIV transmission, nor with place of residence; but if an association was found with the wealth index.

Keywords : Education; Knowledge; HIV; Woman; Adolescent (Source: MeSH NLM)..

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