International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Full Length Research Paper

Assessing the extent of HIV/AIDS education and prevention among secondary school students in Oredo, Benin City, Nigeria

Mannie I. Omage and Benedicta O. Omage
  1Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Nigeria. 2The Psychiatric Hospital, Uselu, Benin City, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 01 August 2013
  •  Published: 30 November 2013



Research has been carried out on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and is still on all over the world both in the developed and developing countries because of the morbidity and drain caused by the disease in the economy as well as the continuous increase in the downward trend of the age range of the young ones who engage in sexual activities. With an assessment of the extent of knowledge, findings from the survey reveal that most students have heard of HIV/AIDS before. Some have been involved in sex either once or more than once, and half of this group did not use condoms as they gave various reasons for that. Suggestions are therefore made on effective and efficient ways through which HIV/AIDS education could be carried out for better impact based on the research findings.


Key words: HIV/AIDS, prevention, educationknowledge, assessment.