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

Care for people living with HIV/AIDS: Whose responsibility?

Nurudeen Alliyu
  • Nurudeen Alliyu
  • Department of Sociology and Psychology, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.
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Olubukunola Jeminusi
  • Olubukunola Jeminusi
  • Department of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care, College of Medicine, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
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Peter O. Kalejaiye
  • Peter O. Kalejaiye
  • Department of Sociology and Psychology, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 26 August 2013
  •  Published: 31 October 2013

Abstract

The combination of factors affects the acceptance, care and support of people living with HIV/AIDS. These include knowledge and willingness of the people. The paper sought the knowledge of the rural populace of Ode-Lemo, a rural community in Sagamu local government, Nigeria. The local government area have benefited from awareness and campaign activities of Sagamu Community Centre (SCC), an NGO in the area with primary focus of managing and controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS. The level of awareness and the knowledge of the people about HIV/AIDS is very high. A majority of the respondents are of the opinion that the care and support of PLWA is first a community and collective issues.

 

Key words: Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), Ode-Lemo, PLWA.