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Title: Condom Acceptability for Prevention of HIV Infection amongst Male inmates in a Convict Prison in North Western Nigeria: A Qualitative Research Report
Authors: Onyemocho, Audu
Johnbull, Ogboi Sonny
Omole, Victoria Nanben
Anekoson, Joshua Istifanus
Aje, Anejo-­‐Okopi Joseph
Keywords: Homosexuality
condom acceptance
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health
Series/Report no.: vol. 3;No. 5
Abstract: There is a general recognition of homosexuality being responsible for the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS among inmates in Nigerian prisons. However, the use of condoms which is an evidenced-­‐based preventive measure is critical in the prison setting because of socio-­‐cultural reasons. Due to the dynamic nature of the prison population, interventions targeting the prisons will have a significant effect on the general population. This study assessed condom acceptability for the prevention of HIV infection among male inmates in a convict prison in north-­‐western, Nigeria in order to provide supplementary information that will corroborate some findings from quantitative methods. A qualitative study was conducted in Zaria prison between 18th December, 2012 and 8th January, 2013. Purposive sampling identified 48 inmates who had Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) and In-­‐depth Interviews (IDIs). Common trends and variations in the responses were identified and reflected as appropriate and presented as narratives with relevant quotations. Majority of the respondents agreed that homosexuality exists among the inmates, but all the inmates scowled at the distribution of condoms to inmates in prison. Majority were of the opinion that condom distribution will promote homosexuality which is prohibited by Nigerian laws and controlling HIV transmissions in Nigeria prisons can be effectively done through behavioral modifications that are geared towards total abstinence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2488
ISSN: 2277-­‐9604
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