HIV/AIDS and personal decision making about sex among men in Nigeria

Akanle Florence Foluso
2010 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The study investigated personal decision making about sex among men in Nigeria so as attitude of men towards HIV prevention. The study utilized a field survey to collect primary data. A total of 150 men whose ages were between 20 and 45 years and who were undergraduate students of the University of Ado-Ekiti were sampled for the study. The sample was selected using simple random sampling technique. Data for the study was collected using a self-constructed instrument titled (HIVDM). The methods
more » ... IVDM). The methods used in validating the instrument were face and content validities. A test re-test method of establishing reliability was used. The reliability co-efficient was 0.80. The statistical techniques used were frequency counts, percentages and Pearson product Movement Correlation method. The result of the findings shows that knowledge of HIV/AIDS will not be significantly related to personal decision making concerned with HIV/AIDS prevention among men. There was no significant relationship between HIV preventing behaviour and the fact that someone has seen an individual who died of HIV/AIDS before. The study recommended among other things that counsellors should encourage men to make responsible and careful decision about their sexual lives. Keywords: Human immunodeficiency virus, penetrative sex, reproductive health, sexual behaviour, sexual encounter, sexual intercourse. 6B1.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.468 fatcat:y2qm6u4rsvdp5lbw2iuzoyhtxi