IBADAN JOURNAL OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences
Volume 7, No. 1, 2009
Pages 45-54

DOI: 10.36108/ijss/9002.70.0140

Impact Assessment of HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Prevention among Patrons of Bars and Hotels in Abuja, Nigeria

Adeyinka A. Aderintol
Layi Erinosho2
Ezebunwa E. Nwokochal
Olufunke A. Adesanmil

1Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
2Department of Sociology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria

 

Abstract

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, is notable for its increasing population and convergence of peoples and cultures. This high volume of in-migration into the FCT exerts a considerable pressure on the economic and social life of its inhabitants. Understandably, bar/hotel business rat*s among the most patronized ventures in the city as a result of multiple government, academic/research and nongovemment engagements and attendant activities of sex workers who visit such bars and hotels. As a result of the number of people that have stake either as proprietors or patrons and the centrality of these business outfits to the understanding of events in the city, selected bars and hotels were chosen for this impact study on HIV/AlDS-knowledge and prevention. The main objective of this study is to assess the impact of various HIV/AIDS intervention programmes on the knowledge and attitudes of patrons of bars and hotels in the FCT towards HIV/AIDS and adoption of preventive methods through exposure to different prevention strategies. Data for this study were collected at two levels through: (1) a preintervention baseline survey; and (2) post-intervention questionnaires. In this way, the level of the effects of the AlDS-education progratnme on respondents’ knowledge and attitude to HIV/AIDS prevention measures was highlighted. The findings show clearly that multiple socioeconomic and cultural factors influence patronage of bars and hotels in the FCT; and the intervention impacted positively on respondents’ knowledge of HN/AIDS, as well as condom use

Keywords: HIV/AIDS knowledge, intervention, patronage, impact, condom, Abuja

 

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