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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121-125

HIV/AIDS awareness and sexual practices among undergraduates in Enugu, Nigeria


Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

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H E Onah
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
Nigeria
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OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge of HIV/AIDS among Nigeria undergraduates and to determine how the knowledge has influenced their sexual behaviour. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pre-tested self - administered questionnaire survey of a random sample of undergraduates of two University Campuses in Enugu, Nigeria. RESULTS: All the 505 respondents had heard of HIV/AIDS. The respondents exhibited a high knowledge of HIV/AIDS. For the 348 (68.9% ) respondents who had ever had sexual intercourse, the mean number of sexual partners, which they had before and after they became aware of HIV/AIDS did not differ significantly 93.2+ 1.7 versus 2.9+1.5; p = 0.3). However, there was a significant tendency towards a more consistent condom use after the respondents became aware of HIV/AIDS. On univariate logistic regression, being married (OR=2.8, <0.001), previous risky sexual behaviour (OR= 2.5, <0.0001) and being more than 20 years old (OR=1.4, p < 0.02) (but not respondents' level of knowledge of HIV/AIDS etc) were significant predictors of risky sexual behaviour after the respondents became aware of HIV/AIDS. On multivariate logistic regression - previous risky sexual behaviour (OR =2.5, <0.00001) and being married (OR = 2.1, p< 0.001) remained significant. CONCLUSION: High knowledge of HIV/AIDS has no correlation with subsequent sexual behaviour among Nigerian undergraduates.


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