oa Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Student nurses' perceptions about "safe sex"

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1682-5055



Practising ""safe sex"" implies that each person should be faithful to one single sexual partner and that condoms should be used regularly. Accidental findings of interviews conducted among student nurses of the Northern Province during 1999, revealed that these student nurses regarded themselves to practising safe sex because 95,7% of them had single sex partners, and were thus protected from contracting HIV/AIDS because they were not promiscuous, according to their perceptions. However, at least 69,9% knew that their sexual partners were either married or had sexual relations with other women as well.

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