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Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research
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Research Article

Sexual Behaviour, Sero-Status Disclosure and Willingness to Disclose Status among HIV Positive Male Patients Receiving Care in Hospitals in Imo State, Nigeria

Anthony C Iwu1*, Chukwuma B Duru1, Kevin C Diwe1, Kenechi A Uwakwe1, Irene A Merenu1, Chukwuyem Abejegah2, Ugochukwu C Madubueze3, Emmanuel U Ndukwu1, Ikechi Ohale1and Martin Okolie1

1Department of Community Medicine, Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

2Department of Community Medicine, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria

3Department of Community Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Anthony C Iwu
Department of Community Medicine
Imo State University
Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Tel: 234-8033483968
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: July 01, 2017; Accepted date: July 13, 2017; Published date: July 20, 2017

Citation: Iwu AC, Duru CB, Diwe KC, Uwakwe KA, Merenu IA, et al. (2017) Sexual Behaviour, Sero-Status Disclosure and Willingness to Disclose Status among HIV Positive Male Patients Receiving Care in Hospitals in Imo State, Nigeria. J AIDS Clin Res 8:711. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000711

Copyright: © 2017 Iwu AC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Background: The non-disclosure of HIV positive status has most often been accompanied by risky sexual behaviours which is a complex relationship that facilitates the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV. Objective: To determine sexual behaviour, levels of sero-status disclose and willingness to disclose; and the socio-demographic determinants of disclosure and willingness to disclose among HIV positive male patients receiving care in hospitals in Imo State, Nigeria. Methods: A cross sectional analytical design using a simple random sampling technique to select 422 HIV male patients attending the adult HIV clinics of two major hospitals. Data was collected using a pretested, semi structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were presented using frequencies and summary indices. Chi square statistics were computed to determine significant relationships and binary logistic regression was used to determine predictors of disclosure and willingness to disclose. A p-value of ≤ 0.05 was considered significant. Results: A majority of the respondents were either traders or artisans (54.6%) with a mean age of 32.0 ± 2.0 years. The results revealed that more than one third of the respondents had two or more sexual partners (35.5%), less than one quarter correctly and consistently use condoms (23.3%) and close to one third had not disclosed their HIV positive status (31.7%); of which, less than two fifths are now willing to disclose (37.8%). It was further revealed that married HIV positive male patients who are traders or artisans above the age of 30 years with monthly income levels less than N40,000 ($110) and living in an urban or semi urban area with family members or other people, were significantly more likely to have disclosed their HIV positive status. Similarly, HIV positive male patients who had not disclosed their status, but are artisans aged above 30 years, were significantly more likely to be willing now to disclose their HIV positive status. Conclusion: To be successful in our efforts of HIV prevention with respect to facilitating disclosure, it is important to design and implement interventions that are tailored to the specific circumstances and characteristics of the individual.


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