HIV/AIDS behavioural challenges in Lagos state schools: An empirical study

W. Apena, R.K. Bali, J. Binnersley, R.N.G. Naguib, Michael O. Odetayo, V. Baskaran

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    Abstract

    This paper evaluates the extent of the behavioural challenges concerning HIV/AIDS among senior secondary school and tertiary institution students in Lagos, Nigeria. The study was carried out in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Education. Questionnaires (n = 958 copies) were administered to selected senior secondary schools in the Lagos State administrative divisions (urban and rural) and the Lagos State University (LASU). The study aimed to record information about students' behaviour related to HIV/AIDS as this would provide information relating to the factors responsible for its transmission. The results show that the behaviour of the respondents with regard to HIV/AIDS puts them at risk of contracting the virus. We conclude by suggesting the use of Knowledge Management (KM) techniques as an appropriate modern approach to tackling the problem and the availability of Behavioural Change Communication (BCC) materials in all Lagos State schools should be increased.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)99-109
    JournalInternational Journal of Technology, Policy and Management
    Volume14
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • HIV transmission
    • AIDS
    • knowledge management
    • behavioural change
    • stigmatisation
    • Nigeria
    • Lagos
    • secondary schools
    • state education
    • higher education
    • student behaviour

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