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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 1)
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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Condom use among Secondary School Students in Kisumu District, Nyanza Province

Mary Aswan Ochieng, Rose Kakai and Kisia Abok
Corresponding Author:  Rose Muyoka Kakai 

Key words:  Condoms, sexual partners, sex education, youth, , ,
Vol. 3 , (1): 32-36
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2010 November, 11 2010 December, 25 2011 February, 25
Abstract:

In Kenya, HIV/AIDS is acquired almost entirely through sexual intercourse, with 20% of youth aged between 15 and 19 being infected. Correct and consistent use of condoms during sexual intercourse can greatly reduce the risk of acquiring or transmitting Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including HIV. The purpose of this study is to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of sexual health with regard to condom use and HIV/AIDS among adolescents attending secondary schools in Kisumu District. This was a cross sectional study and targeted adolescents from randomly selected secondary schools in Kisumu District. Primary data was collected from 384 respondents using self administered pre-tested questionnaires. The results were cross tabulated by gender to facilitate comparison within the study group. Out of 384 respondents, 205 (53.4%) reported that they had sex while the rest had not. The respondents reported early onset of sexual activity, multiple sexual partners and a low and erratic use of condoms. HIV prevention intervention programmes should target both sexually active adolescents and those who have not initiated sexual intercourse.
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Mary Aswan Ochieng, Rose Kakai and Kisia Abok, 2011. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Condom use among Secondary School Students in Kisumu District, Nyanza Province.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 3(1): 32-36.
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