Journal of
AIDS and HIV Research

  • Abbreviation: J. AIDS HIV Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2359
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAHR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 283

Full Length Research Paper

Youth attitude to some human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) preventive measures in some institutions of higher education in Nigeria

Adegoke S. AJIBOYE
  • Adegoke S. AJIBOYE
  • Department of Statistics, the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 23 October 2013
  •  Published: 31 January 2014

Abstract

Youth attitude to some human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a world-wide epidemic that has given governments around the world sleepless nights. The case of sub-Sahara Africa is particularly worrisome. More than half the world cases are believed to be in this region. Nigeria as one of the countries in this region is not speared the devastating spread of the virus and young people are particularly vulnerable. This research focused on attitudes of young people towards some preventive measures of HIV/AIDS transmission in some tertiary institutions in the southern part of Nigeria. Samples of size 50 were randomly taken from four institutions and the data obtained were tabulated and analyzed using the chi-square test. It was discovered that response to these measures is poor. Majority of the youths are aware of the preventive measures but they appear to be indifferent to them.

Key words: Attitude, preventive measures, Youth attitude to some human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), institutions of higher learning.