n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Sexual practices and attitudes of men towards prevention of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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The study investigated the sexual practices and attitudes of men towards the prevention of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. A population-based survey was conducted using a total number of 1,400 Nigerian men aged 15-24 years. These men were randomly selected from the general population. The researcher gave an adopted anonymous self-administered questionnaire to respondents. The questionnaire has reliability co-efficient of 0.80. Frequency counts and percentages were used to describe the data while Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to test all hypotheses, which were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that majority of men practice risky behaviors, which could promote HIV transmission that most men would neither abstain from sex nor insist on a condom to have sex in order to avoid HIV infection. Other findings showed that men have discriminatory attitude towards people living with HIV, many felt they would be embarrassed to get an HIV antibody test. A correlation exists between negative attitude and the risky behavior of men. Based on these findings, it was recommended that the role of men in the transmission of HIV virus needs to be understood and given relative attention in researchers and that role of men in HIV transmission should not be overlooked if HIV prevention is to succeed in Nigeria.

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