Perceived Factors Predicting Against the Control of HIV/AIDS in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State: Implications for Health Education
Okudaye, I. N.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The purpose of this survey is to determine those perceived factors predicting against the control of HIV/AIDS in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State. It raises issues on the implication for health education. Four research questions and hypotheses guided the study. The instrument for the study is a questionnaire. The population for this study is 440 HIV/ AIDS patients who were currently receiving treatment in HIV/AIDS Centre at the time of study. The sample size is 120 respondents. Instrument is validated in its surface and content value. The reliability of the instrument is ascertained through test-retest method. The data generated were analysed using simple percentage and multiple regression analysis. The findings reveal that the belief on herbal medicine, non-periodic HIV blood screening, improper distribution of aid materials and individual lifestyle are significantly predicting against the control of HIV/AIDS in the study area. Hence, it is recommended among others that government should warn or ban fake media advertisement on herbal medicine. HIV test, condom and Anti retroviral drugs should be given to people free of charge, then individuals should strictly be adherent to HIV/AIDS education