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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 6)
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Relationship Between HIV/AIDS and Poverty: A Case Study of Two Cities in Abia State, Nigeria

R.K. Obi, C.C. Okangba, F.C. Nwanebu, U.U. Ndubuisi, I.C. Mgbemene and W. Braide
Corresponding Author:  Robert Kelechi Obi 

Key words:  Aba, education, employment, HIV/AIDS, Nigeria, poverty, sex, umuahia
Vol. 2 , (6): 356-360
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2010 March, 19 2010 April, 05 2010 November, 25
Abstract:

A study was conducted between March and September 2007 to determine the relationship between HIV/AIDS and poverty in two urban cities in Abia State, Nigeria. A total of 382 respondents, made up of 235 (61.5%) HIV/AIDS positive patients, 119 (31.2%) HIV-negatives, while 28 (7.3%) were of unknown status. Using educational level, employment status and salary structure, it was found that the disease in the state was not caused by poverty. It was therefore concluded that drastic measures besides poverty alleviation, should be adopted if emergence of new infections in the state must be checked.
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R.K. Obi, C.C. Okangba, F.C. Nwanebu, U.U. Ndubuisi, I.C. Mgbemene and W. Braide, 2010. Relationship Between HIV/AIDS and Poverty: A Case Study of Two Cities in Abia State, Nigeria.  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 2(6): 356-360.
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