International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Channel and Source of Information about HIV/AIDS in Two Urban and Rural Communities of Cross River and Akwa Ibom States, Nigeria
Dr. Raphael P. Abia; Dr. Eucharia N. Nwagbara; Dr. Festus Nkpoyen; Dr. Ushie, Michael Anake

HIV/AIDS has affected the wellbeing of the people negatively. More cases of new infections are reported in hospitals. The acronym has received popular attention, that it is now a household name by members of the public. The awareness about HIV/AIDS prompted the study on the source and channel of information about the virus and the disease. Survey design method was adopted where 500 respondents were studied on sources of information about the virus. Radio was ranked as the first source of information about the virus and the disease. Television was ranked second while newspaper came third in the ranking. This channel was considered by urban respondents in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. The knowledge of the channel and source of information will help to establish the channel that can best be adopted to reach out to the greater number of audience within the population.

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