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HIV VOLUNTARY COUNSELLING AND TESTING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: THE ANTIDOTE FORAHEALTHYAND POSITIVE LIVING IN NIGERIA.

Adekeye, Olujide A (2009) HIV VOLUNTARY COUNSELLING AND TESTING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: THE ANTIDOTE FORAHEALTHYAND POSITIVE LIVING IN NIGERIA. THE COUNSELLOR, 26 (2). pp. 13-26.

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Abstract

The study investigated the disposition of young people towards HIV voluntary counselling and testing in Nigeria. The sample consisted of six hundred andfiveyoungpeople (n=605, mean= 19.Syears). To accomplish this research purpose, three research questions and two hypotheses were formulated. The research ad~pted a descriptive survey method and the instrument for data collection was a 55-item questionnaire titled Questionnaire on HIV VCT (QHVCT). Descriptive and inferential statistics at 0. OS alpha level were used to analyze the data. The findings of this study include that young people have very poor knowledge ofVCT sites, that there is a significant difference in the disposition to HIV VCT between respondents who have experienced sexual intercourse and those who have not (t =-23.36, df =603: p <0.05). Another finding is that sex and age would significantly predict attitude of young people towards HIV VCT (R= 0.642; R2= 0.412; F c3• 601J = 140.147; p< 0.05). Based on the find ings, it was recommended that young people should be sufficiently enlightened and counselled on the imperative of voluntary HIV counselling and testing

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV Testing and Prevention, young people, healthy living, knowledge "HI:'/ AIDS and VCT sites.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2015 21:25
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2015 21:25
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3962

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