Risk Sexual Behavior Among College Students and Bar Ladies the Case of Awassa

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk sexual behavior among college students and bar ladies. To meet the objective, the Hawasa University students, bar ladies found in Awassa, and customers participated in the study. The number of respondents was 480 (180 male students, 150 female students and 150 bar ladies). The students were selected using stratified random sampling technique. However, bar ladies were chosen using simple random sampling technique. In addition 40 respondents (10 male students, 10 female students, 10 bar ladies and 10 customers) participated in interviews. o The data obtained through the questionnaire were entered, cleaned and analyzed using the SPSS software, and analyzed and interpreted through Mean, Standard Deviations, One way -ANOVA and Tukey multiple comparison test. The data gathered through interviews were analyzed and interpreted using thematic analysis. The study found out that college students had better knowledge about HIV / AIDS than bar ladies. However, in practice bar ladies were more protected from HIV / AIDS. They were better in HIV / AIDS prevention strategies than college students. College students had more favorable attitude towards VCT than bar ladies. Mass media (TV and Radio), anti- AIDS clubs, school and health institutions were the major sources of HIV / AIDS information for college students and bar ladies. Finally, it is very helpful encouraging college students to transfer their knowledge about HIV / AIDS in to practice.



Risk Sexual Behavior, Among