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Information Use and Knowledge of HIV/Hepatitis B Co-Infection in Lagos, Nigeria

Adesina, E. A and Oyero, Olusola and Okorie, Nelson and Amodu, L. O. and Omojola, Oladokun and Adeyeye, Babatunde (2019) Information Use and Knowledge of HIV/Hepatitis B Co-Infection in Lagos, Nigeria. Health, 11. pp. 671-682. ISSN 1949-5005 ISSN Print: 1949-4998

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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 3.3 is hinged on effective use of information sources for health communication interventions. This study investigated the knowledge of residents of Lagos Nigeria on HIV/HBV co-infection and the use of information sources. The study adopted the quantitative research method of survey to find out the knowledge level of residents of Lagos, Nigeria on the HIV/HBV co-infection. While the bivariate analysis presented cross tabular data on knowledge level, the multivariate was used to test highlight the hypothesis. The study indicated that more than 75% of the respondents had heard of HIV and HBV co-infection. The result established a significant relationship between the use of information sources and the knowledge on HBV/HIV co-infection. Despite the knowledge on HBV/HIV co-infection, the study concluded on the need for preventive information campaigns to create awareness to mitigate the increasing cases of HBV/HIV co-infection cum motivates individuals toward healthy lifestyle practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hepatitis B, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Information Use, Knowledge, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2023 12:30
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2023 12:30

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