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Attitude of Lagos Residents towards Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Lagos

Akanbi, M. A. and Ogbari , M. E. and Uwuigbe , U. and Okuwobi, O. A. (2012) Attitude of Lagos Residents towards Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Lagos. International .Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Reviews, 3 (4). pp. 9-15. ISSN 2276- 8645

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Abstract

The paper investigates the attitude of Lagos residents towards women living with ll!V /t\ll)S in l.agos State. Two hundred and thirty women who are currently living with HIV/AlDS were interviewed through questionnaires administration in the study location. Frequency tables and Cross tabulations were used to analyze the data collected. The two major findings of this study are: firstly, that there arc stigmati;ration and discrimination against women living with HTV/AIDS positive by their families, work organizations, government at various levels, health-care delivery centres and religious affiliations in l .agos state. Secondly, greater proportions of respondents who revealed their TTTV/ AIDS positive status have difficultics in relationships and marriages. The paper recommends that all forms of stigmati;ration and discrimination against women living with TTTV/AIDS positive by their families, work organi;r.ations. government at various levels, health-care delivery centres and religious affiliations should stop immediately in l.agos state, Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV/AIDS Status, Women, Lagos residents, Cross-tabulation, Stigmatization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 12:26
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 12:26
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2884

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