Role of Sexual Risk Behaviors and Sexual Attitude in Perceived HIV Vulnerability Among Youths with Disabilities in Two Nigerian Cities

Abstract

The role of sexual attitude and sexual risk-behavior in the perception of HIV vulnerability and differences among youths with disability and able-bodied youths was investigated. The cross-sectional survey included purposively selected youths with visual, hearing and physical impairments (n = 181) and able-bodied youths (n = 181 as a comparison group) with a mean age of 23.75 years in public institutions. Data was gathered with the use of a 44-item questionnaire which included a Braille version. The analysis included descriptive, cross-tabulation, and 2X2 ANOVA. Sexual risk behavior is related and has an influence on perceived HIV-vulnerability in both groups, while sexual attitude did not. Youths with disabilities who have liberal sexual attitudes and high scores in sexual risk behavior reported the highest perceived HIV vulnerability. Visually impaired participants perceived a higher level of HIV vulnerability compared to the hearing and physically impaired. Health care planners should consider sexual risk behavior in improving perceived HIV vulnerability in both impaired and able-bodied populations.

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APA

Umoren, A (2021). Role of Sexual Risk Behaviors and Sexual Attitude in Perceived HIV Vulnerability Among Youths with Disabilities in Two Nigerian Cities. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/role-of-sexual-risk-behaviors-and-sexual-attitude-in-perceived-hiv-vulnerability-among-youths-with-disabilities-in-two-nigerian-cities

MLA 8th

Umoren, Anietie "Role of Sexual Risk Behaviors and Sexual Attitude in Perceived HIV Vulnerability Among Youths with Disabilities in Two Nigerian Cities" Afribary. Afribary, 16 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/role-of-sexual-risk-behaviors-and-sexual-attitude-in-perceived-hiv-vulnerability-among-youths-with-disabilities-in-two-nigerian-cities. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

Umoren, Anietie . "Role of Sexual Risk Behaviors and Sexual Attitude in Perceived HIV Vulnerability Among Youths with Disabilities in Two Nigerian Cities". Afribary, Afribary, 16 May. 2021. Web. 13 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/role-of-sexual-risk-behaviors-and-sexual-attitude-in-perceived-hiv-vulnerability-among-youths-with-disabilities-in-two-nigerian-cities >.

Chicago

Umoren, Anietie . "Role of Sexual Risk Behaviors and Sexual Attitude in Perceived HIV Vulnerability Among Youths with Disabilities in Two Nigerian Cities" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/role-of-sexual-risk-behaviors-and-sexual-attitude-in-perceived-hiv-vulnerability-among-youths-with-disabilities-in-two-nigerian-cities