The aim of our study was to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) regarding HIV/AIDS in the city of Kribi, southern region of Cameroon. In November 2012, a questionnaire composed of 20 items was administered by trained staff from the Biomedical Sciences Department of the University of Dschang to 200 students selected from four population groups: high school students, local traders, tourism personnel (staff of bars, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs), and motorcycle taxi drivers. A cluster sampling method was used to select the first three groups while motorcycle taxi drivers were selected by the method of all comers. KAP regarding HIV/AIDS was found to be fragmentary in the studied population. Only 6.5% systematically uses condoms, 59% believe that AIDS can be cured by traditional medicine and religious faith and 40.9% developed stigmatizing behaviour toward HIV infected people. Among participants there is a wide discrepancy between knowledge and social behaviours toward HIV/AIDS. Strategic and continuous awareness campaigns that are culturally and socially tailored are urgently needed.

SANOU SOBZE, M., Fokam, J., Mabvouna, B., Guetiya, W., Sali, B., Teikeu, T., et al. (2014). Knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV / AIDS in the south region of Cameroon: case of the town of Kribi. IGIENE E SANITÀ PUBBLICA, 70(4), 381-92.

Knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV / AIDS in the south region of Cameroon: case of the town of Kribi

SANOU SOBZE, MARTIN;PANA', AUGUSTO;COLIZZI, VITTORIO;
2014

Abstract

The aim of our study was to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) regarding HIV/AIDS in the city of Kribi, southern region of Cameroon. In November 2012, a questionnaire composed of 20 items was administered by trained staff from the Biomedical Sciences Department of the University of Dschang to 200 students selected from four population groups: high school students, local traders, tourism personnel (staff of bars, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs), and motorcycle taxi drivers. A cluster sampling method was used to select the first three groups while motorcycle taxi drivers were selected by the method of all comers. KAP regarding HIV/AIDS was found to be fragmentary in the studied population. Only 6.5% systematically uses condoms, 59% believe that AIDS can be cured by traditional medicine and religious faith and 40.9% developed stigmatizing behaviour toward HIV infected people. Among participants there is a wide discrepancy between knowledge and social behaviours toward HIV/AIDS. Strategic and continuous awareness campaigns that are culturally and socially tailored are urgently needed.
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SANOU SOBZE, M., Fokam, J., Mabvouna, B., Guetiya, W., Sali, B., Teikeu, T., et al. (2014). Knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV / AIDS in the south region of Cameroon: case of the town of Kribi. IGIENE E SANITÀ PUBBLICA, 70(4), 381-92.
SANOU SOBZE, M; Fokam, J; Mabvouna, B; Guetiya, W; Sali, B; Teikeu, T; Nafack, S; Pana', A; Colizzi, V; Russo, G
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