Eugene K. M. Darteh, University of Cape Coast
The study sought to examine the individual and contextual predictors of Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Knowledge among young women in Ghana. This study used the female’s files from the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey dataset. A total of 1,407 female young women were used for the analysis. Both bivariate and multivariate results on predictors of comprehensive HIV and AIDS are presented. The level of Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Knowledge was 21.9%. It was found that the predictors of Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Knowledge marital status educational level, region of residence, frequency of listening watching television and listening to radio.Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Knowledge is low among young women in Ghana and the predictors are both individual (marital status & education) and contextual (region, watching television and listening to radio). It is important for young women to be targeted with education on HIV and AIDS prevention, as they are disproportionally affected by HIV and AIDS.
Presented in Session P1. Poster Session 1