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Living environmental conditions of the HIV/AIDS infected persons in Kerala, India

Author(s): Jayarajan K. and K. Lakshmi

Historically, the princely rules of the State, made a small beginning to offer infrastructural facilities for a primary
health care system of Kerala. Kerala has better health indicators such as Death rate, Infant mortality rate ,
expectation on of life at birth than most States in India .It is now nearly three decades since the emergence of the
Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and millions of people across
the globe are still suffering from its impact. The varied dimension of male and female samples respondents personal
status and living environmental condition analysed in detail. Majority of the male and female sample respondent
comes under the category of age group (20-30).This means young people is mostly infected HIV/AIDS. Another
interesting factor is that single occupied persons are mostly infected both male and female. Based on the factor
analysis the major dimension are female status with HIV/AIDS dimension indicate the House wife (0.92) stay with
family (0.85), marital life (5-10) years (0.70) and work experience (5-10 years) (0.65) and Hindu community(0.57)
are highly correlated. vulnerable HIV infected people indicate that positive values of loading such as student(0.87),
unmarried (0.75), other workers(0.62), marital experience of 5-10 years (0.60), 4 to 6 family members(0.59)
Educational status of the infected people dimension comes under single (0.89), higher secondary education (0.78),
university (0.74) ,out of station 7-14 days (0.73)and work experience of 10 years (0.45) occupational status of the
infected persons dimension 20-29 age group (0.85), other workers (0.65), hotel staff(0.63) and work experience 10
years(0.44) and family members (4-6)(0.42) variables . Youth religion wise unemployed living with HIV/AIDS
dimension illustrate below20 (0.76), Muslim (0.58) highschool (0.48) and unemployed (0.42).This indicates
adequate information is not reached in the grass root level