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Type Journal Article - African journal of reproductive health
Title Attitude towards mandatory pre-marital HIV testing among unmarried youths in Ibadan northwest local government area, Nigeria
Author(s)
Volume 14
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
URL http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajrh/article/viewFile/55781/44243
Abstract
This study assessed the attitude of unmarried youths towards Mandatory Premarital HIV Testing (MPHT) in Ibadan
Northwest Local Government Area. A three-stage sampling technique was used to select 571unmarried youths from
households. A validated questionnaire was used for the collection of the data. Descriptive, Chi-square statistics and
logistics regression were used to analyze the data. Mean age of respondents was 20.6 ± 2.6 years, 52.0% were males
and 52.7% had completed their senior secondary education. Though 82.8% believed that MPHT could reduce the
spread of HIV, 43.8% stated that it will increase the stigma associated with HIV infection. Attitude towards
mandatory pre-marital HIV testing however was positive. Males were about two times more likely to have positive
attitude towards mandatory pre-marital HIV testing (OR=1.507, CI=1.067-2.129). Positive attitude towards MPHT
among study respondents offers a window of opportunity of undergoing HIV testing before marriage (Afr J Reprod
Health 2010; 14[1]:83-94).

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