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Type Journal Article - Public Health Research
Title Health Care Utilization and Preventive Services among HIV-Infected People in Kenya
Author(s)
Volume 5
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 120-128
URL http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.phr.20150504.06.html
Abstract
Objectives: The study aimed to determine the knowledge, awareness and access of existing health care facilities and prevention services amongst the people infected with HIV and also to find out the knowledge and level of awareness of HIV related illnesses amongst people infected with HIV. Methods: The data used for analysis in this research project is got from Kenya Indicator Survey (KAIS 2012) in which a sample of 13,720 total adults were interviewed out of the target sample size of 23,896 for women and men aged 15 to 64 years. The remaining 10,176 of the sample was dropped mainly because the sampling frame for the North Eastern region was not available at the time of survey. Data Analysis: The data was analysed using STATA-software version 13, and report presented in form of tables and graphs. Results: This project found out that majority of people infected with HIV and AIDs are not aware of the importance of sleeping under mosquito net, taking daily nutritional supplements and treating water as preventive measures against opportunistic diseases. Conclusion: The results revealed that there was little knowledge, awareness and access of existing health care facilities and prevention services amongst people infected with HIV. Moreover, It was also found out that there is high knowledge and level of awareness of HIV related illnesses amongst people infected with HIV especially TB.

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