Sexual behavior of people on HAART at Chikankata mission hospital in Mazabuka district.
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The main objective of the study was to determine sexual behavior of People HAART both male and female aged 18 and above years at Chikankata Mission Hospital The study design was both a descriptive quantitative study design and qualitative study design used to gain information on sexual behavior and its associated factors. The study hypotheses were (a) Knowledge on safer sex practices leads to a satisfactory sexual behavior among PLHIV on HAART, (b) Knowledge will result in positive attitude toward safer sex practices among PLHIV on HAART, and (c) Positive attitude results into satisfactory sexual behavior among PLHIV on HAART. The sample was 50 PLHIV receiving health care services at Chikankata Mission Hospital ART clinic, the study site was conveniently selected while simple random sampling was used in selecting the sample. The study was conducted in October 2010. Ninety eight percent of the respondents had high knowledge while, (2%) had low knowledge on safer sex practices with an average of mean 4.8. Qualitative analysis of attitude toward safer sex practice was showed positive sexual behavior. However, quantitative analysis showed negative attitudes of (78%) while, (22%) of the respondents had positive attitudes toward safer sex practices with an average mean of 0.24. Majority of the respondents (74%) had satisfactory behavior while, (26%) had unsatisfactory sexual behavior with an average mean of 5.3. On cross tabulation (78%) of respondents with high knowledge had negative attitude toward safer sex practices while, (22%) of respondents with low knowledge had negative attitude toward these practices, further (22%) of the respondents with positive attitude had satisfactory sexual behavior while, (73%) with negative attitude had unsatisfactory sexual behavior. Finally 100% of the respondents with high knowledge had satisfactory sexual behavior and 8% of the respondents with low knowledge had unsatisfactory sexual behavior.
SubjectHIV Infections --transmission.
HIV-positive persons --Sexual behavior --Zambia.
HIV-positive persons --Zambia --Attitudes.