acta satech Journal of the Life & Physical Sciences Babcock

Knowledge and attitude of Babcock University students on risk behaviours of HIV/AIDS
+* P. E. Omeonu and ** Kollie, Erhuvwukorotu S.
*Department of Public and Allied Health, Babcock University Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria ** Department of Nursing, Babcock University Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria

The rate of HIV/AIDS transmission is alarming and Nigerian youth are at risk because of their sexual tendencies. The objective of this study was to identify the level of knowledge and the kind of attitude that 100 level students at Babcock University have towards risk behaviors that promote the transmission of HIV/AIDS and also to identify the differences between these parameters in the male and female 100 level students of the university. It provides data that will be useful to health workers generally, also health care providers for the university, student hall administrators, the university counselors, and administration will find the results from this very useful as they work with and provide education for the students of the university. A descriptive survey design was utilized and a sample size of 206 respondents was drawn from the population using a purposive sampling technique. The research instrument was a self structured questionnaire that had sessions that measured the level of knowledge and kind of attitude towards risk behaviors that promote HIV transmission. Data analysis was by table presentation and a t-test was used to test the hypothesis. The results showed that the respondents have adequate knowledge of risk behaviors that promote HIV/AIDS transmission, with a significant difference in the level of knowledge between male and female respondents It is recommended that awareness strategies through seminars and workshops be organized by the health care providers.
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