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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 99-103

Condom use among people living with HIV/AIDS attending Abejukolo General Hospital in Kogi State, North Central Nigeria

1 Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kogi Diagnostic and Reference Hospital, Ayingba, Kogi State, Nigeria
3 Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
4 Department of Community Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
5 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Adekunle G. Salaudeen
Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Faculty of Clinical Services, University of Ilorin, P. O. Box 4465, Ilorin
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.134378

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Background: Condom programming is an integral component in a range of HIV/AIDS prevention strategies and with repeated sexual contact among HIV-discordant couples, 98-100% of those who used latex condoms correctly and consistently did not become infected. The objective of this study is to determine condom use among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Methods: This is a cross-sectional survey carried out among 231 PLWHA and receiving care and treatment at General Hospital Abejukolo in Kogi State, Nigeria. The research instrument was interviewer-administered questionnaire. The data obtained were analysed using EPI-INFO version 3.4.1 software and P-value of < 0.05 was significant for the study. Results: About three-quarters (70.6%) of the respondents had ever used condom. Reasons given by respondents who did not use condom were: Desire for children (39.7%), and reduction of sexual pleasure (17.7%) and partner preference. More than half (56.0%) of the respondents with multiple partners did not use condom. About half 119 (51.5%) have used condom in the last sexual encounter. Gender, literacy level and disclosure of HIV status to partners significantly influence condom use during sexual intercourse. Conclusion: The poor uptake of condom among PLWHA underscores the need for government and other stakeholders in the management of HIV/AIDS to provide more enlightenment opportunities to address the gaps in condom use and disclosure of HIV status to partners.

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