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Authors: Abebaw, Ayalneh
Advisors: Mengistu legesse (Ph.D)
Keywords: Ris Perception towards
Copyright: Jun-2011
Date Added: 3-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to explore female local alcohol sellers’ commercial sexual practice and their attitude towards HIV/AIDS risk perception in Gambella town. Selling local alcohol like Araki, Teji, Tella and bordie by women has back long history and widely practiced activity in Ethiopia. Rural-urban migrant women mostly do this activity; this migration has been taken place in order to escape from poverty, early marriage or to get better job opportunity. To collect the necessary data, the research has employed semi-structured questionnaire. In the course of analysis, multivariate analysis used to find out the statistical association between commercial sexual engagement and socio-demographic variables. It also used to investigate determinant factors of commercial sexual engagement considering the following variables: - marriage related factors, history of family related factors and other socio-economic factors that is personal income level, peer pressure, distaste to be house maid, school failure and interested to live in town. This study indicates that since most of these females are non-married, divorced, widowed and they sell local alcohol day and night, most (73.6%) of them were practicing commercial sex work with their alcohol customers. More than half of their customers are soldiers, daily laborers and farmers presumably with low awareness level towards HIV/AIDS infection compared to urban people. This study showed that due to low level of knowledge of local alcohol sellers on HIV/AIDS, they have been engaged in commercial sexual practice, high risk sexual behavior, low risk perception of acquiring HIV/AIDS infection and low risk taking to prevent the disease. These disadvantaged groups need more attention and resource to empower them economically and to provide appropriate education program to bring behavioral change. Key works: local alcohol seller, commercial sexual practice, HIV/AIDS risks perception, HIV prevalence, risk behavior, HIV infection
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3605
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