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The Social Sciences
Year: 2010  |  Volume: 5  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 152 - 155

Managing the Aids Victims Through a Community Based Health Approach and Interactive Media Exposition

O.O. Oyerinde, R.A. Shehu, S.A. Onasanya and M. Kinta    

Abstract: The study reviewed the AIDS problem among Nigerians and ascertained the possibilities of a community based health care as a rehabilitating approach for AIDS patients among the peoples of Nigerian. Data was gathered via the administration of a questionnaire which was previously validated and pilot tested for reliability. Four hundred and fifty subjects were used. They were selected using the systematic Random Sampling Method. These comprised of 150 subjects from each of the major tribes in the country i.e., Yorubas, Ibos and Hausas. Results show that even though, the community based health care was the consensus of the people, isolation and rejection from the community and disciplinary measures were also endorsed.

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