HIV/AIDS Awareness Among Students of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

Ologele, I (2020-03)


HIV/AIDS has become one of the most devastating disease humanity has ever known. The Study investigated HIV/AIDS awareness among students of Kwara State College of Education Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. The descriptive research design of survey type was adopted for the study. Two hundred (200) respondents were selected for the study with the use of purposive and simple random sampling techniques. A validated questionnaire developed by the researcher was used for data collection. Test-retest method was used to establish the reliability of the instrument and the result of 0.75r obtained. Inferential statistics of chi-square was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level. The results revealed that unsafe sexual intercourse and blood transmission had a significant influence on the causes of HIV/AIDS disease (151.340> 16.92, 221.40 > 16.92) among College of Education Students in Kwara State. The researcher concluded that unsafe sexual intercourse and blood transmission causes HIV/AIDS among Kwara State College of Education students. The researcher recommended that the school authority should organize enlightenment campaign programme for the students to educate them on the danger inherent in premarital or unsafe casual sex so as to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infection (STI) including HIV which has no cure yet.