Utilization of HIV/AIDS Interventions and associated factors among young people aged 15-30 in Bushenyi District Uganda

Article Authors: JBT. Munezero and V. Mfitumukiza

Abstract

Abstract
Background: There is a bulk of new AIDS cases among young people; aged 15-30 and females
are disproportionately affected. Clarifying the underlying factors of this gender disparity may have policy implications in the design and implementation of effective intervention
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the Utilization of HIV/AIDS Interventions and
associated factors among young people aged 15-30 in Bushenyi District Uganda
Methods: Cross-sectional survey was employed on 341 respondents and 8 key informants.
Triangulation of both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods was used.
Results. This study depicts 23% were sexual abstinence, 77% sexually active population, 21% had
sex before 15 years, 68 % by 19 years, 48.7% had never used condoms, and 32% had multiple
sexual partners, 24% males were circumcision and 55% knew their HIV status. Religious
disapproval of condom use and male medical circumcision, HCT seeking behavior, and trusting of
sexual partners regarding condoms use were remarkable factors reported.
Conclusions: Poor utilization of abstinence, condom, HCT, and Male circumcision in HIV/AIDS
prevention among the young people and early sex debut before 15 years impacted HIV
transmission among this population
Keywords: young people, HIV/AIDS, prevention, Sexual behavior, Prevalence
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1. School of Medicine, Department of Nursing Sciences, Kabale University, Box 317 Kabale,
Uganda
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The corresponding author: Munezero Tamu John Bosco Email address:
tmunezero@kab.ac.ug/munezerotamu@gmail.com Tel: +256779904787

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