Acceptance and utilization of condoms in the prevention of HIV/AIDS amongst christian men in Mwinilunga.
Lupili, Hellen Mulenga.
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The title of this study is Acceptance and Utilization of Condoms in the Prevention of HIV/AIDS amongst Christian men in Mwinilunga. The main objective is to determine the factors that influence the acceptance and utilization of condoms in the prevention of HIV/AIDS among Christian men in Mwinilunga. The specific objectives are to determine the level of acceptance of condoms among Christian men, determine the level of utilization of condoms among Christian men, determine the factors that influence the acceptance and utilization of condoms and make recommendations to all the concerned parties on how to increase condom use among Christian men in order to prevent HIV/AIDS. The study was conducted between 23rd August and 1st October, 2004.The findings of the study revealed that the majority of the respondents were aged between 25-34 years (50%). The majority of the respondents were married 66%, 40% were Lunda and belonged to New Convenant Church. This could be attributed to the fact that marriage is universal in Zambia and people marry at any age sometimes as early as 16 years; and the study was conducted in a predominantly Lunda speaking area. Apart from that, the study also found that the majority of the respondents 23(46%) had attained college level of education and were in formal employment 23 (46%). This could be attributed to some cultural practices where families may opt to marry off their daughters instead of sending them to school therefore it is not surprising that the same son who was empowered with the education would easily find formal employment.