Mbwiga Aloni, Mkwawa University College of Education
Maurice C. Y. Mbago, University of Dar es Salaam
Francis J. Sichona, University of Dar es Salaam
Abstract Background This study assess how the combined effect of knowledge of HIV prevention methods (abstinence (A), being faithful (B), condom use (C), and diagnosis (D)) influence condom use. Methods Cross–sectional study design was used to collect data in Njombe and Tanga Regions of Tanzania. Outcome was condom use and some independent variable was knowledge of ABCD of HIV/AIDS prevention”. Respondents with knowledge of three or more ABCD were classified as having good knowledge of HIV prevention methods. Results 52.2% of the respondents had average knowledge of HIV prevention methods. Multivariate analysis showed condom use was 1.48 times higher among respondents with good knowledge than those with poor knowledge of ABCD. Conclusion Effect of knowledge of HIV prevention methods on condom use is more visible if is assessed in combination than in isolation. Successful HIV aversion requires comprehensive knowledge of all the pathways through which the epidemic is transmitted.
Presented in Session P1. Poster Session 1