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dc.contributor.advisor Govender, Indiran
dc.contributor.advisor Malete, Nomsa Maurice, Masoda Nyamalyongo 2013-03-14T12:35:12Z 2013-03-14T12:35:12Z 2010 2010
dc.description Thesis (M Med(Family Medicine)) -- University of Limpopo, 2010. en_US
dc.description.abstract Objectives This study sought to detennine the knowledge, attitude and practices of Goma University students about condom use for the purpose of reducing HIV infection. Design A descriptive cross-sectional quantitative study using a self-administered questionnaire. Setting Goma UniversitylNorth Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Subjects 138 students from Goma University selected randomly completed the self- administered questionnaires. Results Their ages varied between 18 and 33 years. Most of them were males 111 (80 %), (93 %) were single; Most participants were protestant and Roman Catholic. The most important results were the following, The majority (99 %) of participants knew about condoms,132 (96 %) knew that condoms are available and sold in Pharmacy,72 (52 %) knew that condom can prevent at the same time HIV, Pregnancy and ST!, 94 (68 %) said they know how to use a condom, 111 (80 %) stated that the price of condoms is not a barrier for condom use, 102 (74 %) suggested that the university should supply students with condoms, 91 (66 %) were engaging in sexually activity, 98 (71 %) of respondents reported that they had unprotected sex. Conclusions The main conciusions ofthis study can be summarized as follows: Condom awareness was high with varying sources of information, Condom use was generally accepted as a means of preventing HIV / AIDS, sexual transmitted diseases and pregnancy, and Condoms in DRC are cheap and affordable for university students. In some ethnic groups, religions and cultures were not in favour of condom use. Consistent use of the condom was low among Goma University students. The results of statistics test (Fisher test) have shown that there is no difference in condom knowledge, attitudes and practices among Goma University students depending on several socio- demographic factors (sex, marital status, field of studies, class of study, tribe, etc) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus) en_US
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dc.subject HIV en_US
dc.subject Condoms en_US
dc.title Knowledge, attitudes and practices of Goma University students about condom use in the purpose of reducing HIV infection en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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