Factors Affecting Accessibility and Utilization of Condom for HIV Prevention among Students in University of Calabar Community, Nigeria

Osonwa Kalu O, Eko Jimmy E, Abeshi, S. E, Offiong Dominic A

Abstract


This study was done to identify the factors affecting the accessibility and utilization of condom for HIV prevention among students in University of Calabar Community, Nigeria. The multi-stage sampling technique was used to select a sample of five hundred (500) students from the University Community. A questionnaire which comprised of four sections with fifty items were administered to the respondents. Data collected were analyzed using frequency tables, graphs, means, standard deviations and the statistical package for social science (SPSS). The result shows that all respondents who have heard of HIV/AIDS have also seen a condom, with television (34.3%) as their major source of information. More than half of the respondents (53.9%) reported not using condom in their last sexual encounter. It is recommended among others that campaigns against HIV/AIDS should provide a forum where students will be cleared of certain misconceptions about the disease and the use of condom.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v3i4.4243

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