Knowledge, Attitude and Sources of Information about HIV/AIDS among Barbers in Ibadan, Nigeria

SUMMARY

Objective: The study documented the influence of HIV/AIDS information on the knowledge and attitudes of barbers relating to the prevention of HIV in their professional practices.

Methods: Data were collected using standardized questionnaire from all the 372 commercial barbers in a Local Government Area in Ibadan.

Results: Ninety three percent of the barbers had at least primary school education and 99.5% learnt barbering through apprenticeship. Those who identified sex and sharing of invasive objects with infected persons as transmission routes were 96.7% and 84.7% respectively. Preventive measures mentioned were disinfection (86.0%) and avoiding accidental cuts (87.4%). There were misconceptions like availability of cure (18%) and transmission of HIV through handshake (14.5%). Majority (64.8%) thought only visibly stained instruments were infectious and 83.3% did not know that barbers were at risk of direct infection from the clients. Those with higher education had more HIV knowledge than the less educated ones (p

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APA

Adesoro, O & Arulogun, O (2021). Knowledge, Attitude and Sources of Information about HIV/AIDS among Barbers in Ibadan, Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-sources-of-information-about-hiv-aids-among-barbers-in-ibadan-nigeria

MLA 8th

Adesoro, O and O Arulogun "Knowledge, Attitude and Sources of Information about HIV/AIDS among Barbers in Ibadan, Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-sources-of-information-about-hiv-aids-among-barbers-in-ibadan-nigeria. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Adesoro, O, O Arulogun . "Knowledge, Attitude and Sources of Information about HIV/AIDS among Barbers in Ibadan, Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-sources-of-information-about-hiv-aids-among-barbers-in-ibadan-nigeria >.

Chicago

Adesoro, O and Arulogun, O . "Knowledge, Attitude and Sources of Information about HIV/AIDS among Barbers in Ibadan, Nigeria" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-sources-of-information-about-hiv-aids-among-barbers-in-ibadan-nigeria