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Analysis of the perception of HIV/AIDS as it relates to sexual behaviors, cultural norms and economic factors among women in Cameroon, West Africa

This study analyzed the perception of HIV/AIDS as it relates to sexual behaviors, cultural norms, and economic factors among the women in Cameroon, West Africa. Ninety-one survey participants were selected for the study utilizing non-probability convenience sampling. The survey questionnaire utilized a four-point continuum Likert scale. Findings from the study revealed that 30% of the respondents did not have any personal knowledge of HIV/AIDS. However, 70% of the respondents indicated that they did have some level of personal knowledge about HIV/AIDS. As well, 53.4% stated that their sexual behavior was influenced by their personal knowledge of H1V/AIDS.

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:auctr.edu/oai:digitalcommons.auctr.edu:dissertations-1600
Date01 May 2008
CreatorsElad, Elizabeth M
PublisherDigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center
Source SetsAtlanta University Center
Detected LanguageEnglish
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SourceETD Collection for Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center

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