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The impact of the HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign on knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, sexual behaviour change and confidence in sexual practices.

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dc.contributor.author Shimbuli, Frieda
dc.contributor.author Oyedokun, Comfort
dc.contributor.author McNally, Alta
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-02T13:27:59Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-02T13:27:59Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Shimbuli, F., Oyedokun, C., & McNally, A. The impact of the HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign on knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, sexual behaviour change and confidence in sexual practices. Nawa Journal of Communication, 3(1), 81-100. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-3835.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10628/36
dc.description.abstract The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is caused by the Human Immune-deficiency Virus (HIV) is the greatest threat facing Namibia today. It is the largest management challenge facing the education sector in Namibia. It has negatively impacted on management, teaching and learning activities in this vital sector. In response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the NUST started its HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign in 1997 under the auspices of the Office of the Dean of Students. The campaign focused on (1) knowledge, (2) attitude, (3) beliefs, (4) sexual behaviour change and (5) confidence in sexual practices. The intention of the 5 aspects was to empower students with knowledge on HIV/AIDS in order to make informed choices and decisions. The major objectives of the study were to: ascertain student knowledge of HIV/AIDS; change the attitudes of student since stigma and discrimination are widespread; gather information on the belief system of students on HIV/AIDS; gather information on sexual behaviour change of students; and develop confidence in sexual practices. The population for the study was the students of the NUST. The sample size of the three hundred and ninety nine (399) students was randomly selected from the total sample frame. This comprises one hundred and sixty six (166) males and two hundred and thirty three (233) females. The total number is the unit of analysis. A 3 point scale response survey questionnaire to evaluate the effectiveness of the NUST HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign and to understand the behaviour that put students at risk of HIV/AIDS infection was administered to the unit of analysis. Data obtained was analysed using percentage computation on knowledge, attitude, belief, sexual behaviour change and confidence in sexual practices of the unit of analysis. The results of the analysis indicate that the awareness campaign has a positive effect on the participants’ knowledge, attitude, belief, behaviour change and sexual practices. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher NUST, Department of Communication. en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns - Namibia
dc.subject HIV/AIDS - Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs - Namibia
dc.subject Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs - HIV/AIDS
dc.title The impact of the HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign on knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, sexual behaviour change and confidence in sexual practices. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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