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| Published: September 19, 2020

Sources of information on HIV and AIDS among mixed secondary schools students in Kasarani sub county Nairobi, Kenya

Fr. Ignatius Mwaba Osward

Department of Psychology, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.103/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.103


The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS have continued to ravage the human population, and Kenya has also felt the brunt of the scourge.  The situation has become more threatening as more youths are infected daily, and others die. Statistically, Kenya is ranked fourth among HIV and AIDS burdened countries in Africa, where about 1.5 million people are living with HIV and AIDS. The national HIV prevalence stands at 5.9 percent for this population; the prevalence among girls has been pegged at 6.3 percent compared with 5.5 percent among boys of the same age group. If students don’t have the relevant Knowledge of HIV and AIDS, it becomes a significant threat. Therefore, this study sought to establish HIV and AIDS knowledge and risky sexual behaviour among students in mixed secondary schools in Kasarani Sub-County Nairobi, Kenya. The mixed-methods embedded design was employed to collect data. The target population was 4707 students and eight counseling teachers from 8 mixed secondary schools.  The study sampled 369 students to take part in the study. The simple random sampling techniques were used to select five schools, stratified random sampling was used to select 369 students, and automatic inclusive was used for five counselor teachers, one per public secondary school. Quantitative data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22 and presented using frequencies, means, and percentages. The researcher used descriptive statistics, using measures of frequency, central tendency, dispersion and Pearson correlation.

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020