Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Predictors and Reproductive Health Implications of Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among Female Out-of-School Adolescents in Iwaya Community, Lagos State

Kunnuji, Michael O. N.1* and Esiet, Uwemedimo2
1Department of Sociology, University of Lagos, Akoka–Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
2Action Health Incorporated, Lagos, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Kunnuji Michael ON
Department of Sociology, University of Lagos, Akoka–Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 06, 2012 Accepted: May 25, 2013 Published: June 01, 2013
Citation: Kunnuji Michael ON, Uwemedimo E (2013) Predictors and Reproductive Health Implications of Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among Female Out-of-School Adolescents in Iwaya Community, Lagos State. J Womens Health, Issues Care 2:3. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000109

Abstract

Predictors and Reproductive Health Implications of Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among Female Out-of-School Adolescents in Iwaya Community, Lagos State

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) remains a major threat to the reproductive wellbeing of millions of young people in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, some of the intervention programmes aimed at increasing knowledge about HIV fail to reach out-of-school adolescents. This study sought answers to questions on the level of knowledge about modes of HIV transmission and misconceptions about HIV; predictors of knowledge of HIV; and the relationship between knowledge of HIV and sexual behaviour among out-of-school adolescents (ages 10 to 19), in a slum in the city of Lagos.

Keywords: Out-of-school girls; Iwaya; Misconception about HIV; Education; Literacy; Young girls

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