This study centres on the basic sociological concepts, attitudes, perception and its effects on propagating the message of the dreaded disease called human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention and control using engineering student from selected tertiary institution in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. HIV and AIDS prevention was examined prior and after HIV and AIDS education programme. It was discovered that majority of the students were aware of this deadly disease, but larger proportion of this class of students did not believe in necessity for the propagating the message of HIV and AIDS prevention due to either misconception or lack of proper awareness about the virus. This study revealed that HIV and AIDS education is essential to correct the students’ opinion, attitudes and perception about propagating the message of its prevention. The students’ levels of academic and awareness about the disease are also significant factors that could enhance their willingness to participate in propagating the message.
Key words: Attitude, perception, propagation, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), control.
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