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Date of this Version

11-11-2019

Abstract

People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) access information from different sources. They are being warned regularly on the need to stay away from all forms of risk practices which may cause further spread of the dreaded diseases. The study endeavour to investigate the level of information access opened to PLWHA and tried to find the relationship between information accessibility and risk practices.

The study adopted survey research design of correlational type. The target population was 8,135PLWHA in the selected three health institutions. Pooled standard error of proportion was used to determine 339 PLWHA and critical incident technique was used to select the participants. Self-administered questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The response rate was 91%

The finding reveals that the mean information access of PLWHA was 26.34 (73.12%), SD=4.6 and that of risk practices was 4.67 (17.30%), SD=5.57. The correlation coefficient obtained was -0.517 with a p< 0.05.

The concluded that the more the information access, the less the risk practice. The study recommended all information that will reduce, if not eliminate risk practices among PLWHA should be made available

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