AIDS knowledge, attitude and behaviour patterns among university students in Ibadan, Nigeria.

O. Oladepo, William R Brieger

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This study investigated the knowledge, attitudes and personal behaviours of University students on AIDS. Two hundred and fifty students from the University of Ibadan randomly selected from eight faculties were surveyed. Results indicated that 58.7% of the subjects knew that AIDS is caused by a virus but 72.6% thought the disease could be spread through kissing, hugging or shaking hands and 48.0% believe they cannot have AIDS. Most students showed a high degree of aversion to AIDS victims while about a quarter reported having multiple sexual partners in the last five years. The results suggest that well organised, specifically targeted educational programmes are needed for University students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-125
Number of pages7
JournalAfrican Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes


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