Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 2,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Male and female semi-settled pastoralists’ use of information sources and knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention techniques in South Western Nigeria


O. Taiwo Oladele  1, E. Bola Oladele  2, O. Idowu Oladele 3*

Recieved Date: 2013-01-08, Accepted Date: 2013-04-29


The migratory patterns of male and female semi-settled pastoralists though differ; encourage the spread of HIV/AIDS and as well differentiate access to the sources of information on HIV/AIDS prevention. Fifty percent of the 10 and 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) that lie in the Pastoral Corridor (PC) in Ogun and Oyo states were randomly selected: 8% of 1,174 and 2,942 semi-settled pastoralists (SSP) households of LGAs in the PC were randomly selected from which an available male and female adult was chosen per household. Focus group discussion and structured interview schedule were used to collect data relating to sources of information and knowledge of HAPT. The results show that the main sources of information for male and female SSP on HAPT were radio (81.8%; 76.2%) and mosque (38.8%; 26.1%), respectively. Yoruba language, though SSP have limited understanding of it being their second language, was main language of obtaining information on radio (61.8%; 39.4%) and mosque (10.9%; 4.9%) by male and female SSP, respectively. The discussant took personal hygiene as preventive measure to all diseases. Knowledge of HAPT was above the mean value (14.0) for 44.2% and 56.4% among male and female, respectively. There was significant difference (t = 9.940, p < 0.05) in knowledge of HAPT among male and female SSP. 


Gender, pastoralists, HIV/AIDS, prevention

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 270-273

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