Knowledge, Attitude and Practices towards Voluntary Counselling and Testing for HIV among Rural Dwellers in Kogi State

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Authors : Okebugwu Andrew Nwachimere-eze


One of the indispensible components in the war against HIV/AIDS is the voluntary counseling and testing and this has acquired global recognition. This study was done to ascertain the knowledge, attitudes and practices of VCT among rural dwellers in Kogi State Nigeria. Data were obtained through questionnaires administered to 250 participants who were selected through quota and convenience sampling and were analyzed manually. Finding shows that the awareness of VCT in this area is 79% with the highest source of information as mass media (79%). 52% agreed to receive VCT if offered.. 14% have accessed VCT services before this study.


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