Availability of HIV/AIDS Information to Women in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria

Abstract

The study was carried out to determine how HIV/AIDS information was made available to women in Ikom Local Government Area.  Survey method was used through the administration of questionnaire. 300 copies of the questionnaire were distributed. The return was 90%.  It was revealed that, due to poverty and the low level of education, the women found it very difficult to have access to available HIV/AIDS information whenever it was made available.  It is therefore, recommended that adult schools should be established in all Local Government Areas of Cross River State especially Ikom Local Government Area to educate the women and sensitize them about the dangers of this deadly disease and how to prevent it especially from mother-child. By educating the women, it will enable them access available HIV/AIDS information at the appropriate time. Women should be empowered so that, they do not rely entirely on men financially.

Keywords: Availability, Cross River State, HIV/AIDS, Ikom Local Government, Information, Women


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