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Recent Research on Gender Differences among University Students’ HIV/AIDS Knowledge & Awareness at Moi University in Kenya

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 10419-10428

Keywords : HIV/AIDS; Knowledge; Awareness; Kenya; University; Transmission; Infection; Secondary School; Prevention; Deaths; Africa;

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T is reported that Kenya is a joint third largest epidemic in the world alongside Mozambique and Uganda. On a positive and light note, Kenya is noted to be doing very well in the prevention of HIV/AIDS to the point of having reduced the transmission of HIV/AIDS among Kenyans dramatically! With this in mind, the aim of this research was to assess Moi University students' in gender differences in HIV/AIDS knowledge and awareness. For this purpose, a questionnaire was administered to 102 students (51males & 51 females) with a mean age of 23 years and standard deviation of 5.8. A chi square was used for the analysis of data. The results showed that While their HIV/AIDS knowledge and awareness was rather good, there were considerable misconceptions!Several categories in performance emerged as follows: No statically significant gender differences; Either male or female participants performed better than its counterpart In conclusion, it is advocated that, educating, motivating, persuading and enabling should be the chief cornerstone of HIV/AIDS public education campaigns. This will go a long way in equipping university students to protect themselves against the scourge of HIV/AIDS

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