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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-21

Sexual behaviour in the era of hiv/aids among in- school female adolescents in sabon gari local government area of Kaduna state, Nigeria


Department of Community Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

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The objective of the study was to determine the level of knowledge of in-school female adolescents In Sobon Gari Local Government Area about HIV/AIDS and the Influence of such knowledge· on their. sexual behaviour. ·· . The study a cross-sectional descriptive study of 400 in-school female / adolescents randomly select.ed .. using. a 2-stage stratified sampling with equal allocation In different schools, Questionnaires and Focus Group Discussions were used ..to collect data. Chi square was used to test' the association between variables at p < 0.05 significant. . · · The study setting was Sabon Gari, the headquarter of Sabon Local Govemmet((.- A.'ea in Kaduna State which in an urban settlement. The twon has mixed ethnic and religious population. It has a permissive social setting and poor socio-economic conditions. The subjects for the study were school female adolescents currently attending, Senior Secondary Schools in the area. ,, The result of the study shows that 93.3% of the respondents were aware of HlV/AIDS..Only 3.7% of the respondents were sexually exposed. Twenty eight percent of the sexually exposed used condom regularly, Knowledge.. on condom's protective effect against sexually transmission ol HIV/AJDS virus was significantly associated with regular use of condom. It was, therefore, concluded . !·'·' that Public Health measures are needed to educate in-scho61 adolescents in Sabon Gari Locall Government Area about the regular use as well as the protective effect f condoms


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