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HIV/AIDS information and changing sexual behaviour among undergraduate students in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mosha, Neema Florence
dc.contributor.author Manda, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-31T08:10:23Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-31T08:10:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1108/00012531211263120
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/123456789/284
dc.description Research Article published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited Vol. 64 No. 5, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the level of HIV/AIDS information among undergraduate students at two university colleges in Tanzania, and its role in changing risky sexual behaviour. Design/methodology/approach – In total, 151 undergraduate students from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College and Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies were surveyed by means of a questionnaire. Findings – Of respondents 86 per cent were aware of the pandemic and its modes of transmission. The main sources of information were books, journals, magazines, television, internet, DVD/CD, radio and research reports. A total of 32 per cent reported having tested for HIV/AIDS; 40 per cent use condoms during sexual intercourse. Among condom users 63 per cent used them consistently. Factors hindering the use of HIV/AIDS information include the time spent on studies, the unavailability of the information, and the religious, cultural and family background of respondents. Research limitations/implications – In a country with over 30 university and university colleges, generalization is not possible on the basis of research restricted to a small number. Practical implications – Universities should establish partnerships and networks with various stakeholders to ensure access to HIV/AIDS information and to share experiences. Originality/value – The level of HIV/AIDS information among Tanzanian undergraduates is under-investigated. This paper helps to fill some of the gaps in the research. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS information en_US
dc.subject Communicable diseases en_US
dc.title HIV/AIDS information and changing sexual behaviour among undergraduate students in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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