Public Perception of the Effects of Stigmatization on Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Awka South Council Area of Anambra State, Nigeria

  • Bentina Alawari Mathias Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
  • Ethelbart Okpara Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Keywords: spread of HIV/AIDS, Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, Epidemics, Stigmatization

Abstract

This work investigated the effects of stigmatizations on persons living with HIV/AIDS in using Awka South Council Area of Anambra State. The study employed survey research design in which 300 respondents constituted the study participants using multi-stage and accidental sampling techniques. The main source of data was questionnaire schedule and in-depth interview guide. However, secondary data were also gathered from textbooks, e-books and journals. The quantitative data from questionnaire was analyzed manually. Finding revealed that the socio-economic effects of stigmatization on persons living with HIV/AIDs include retrenchment and violation of human rights. It is therefore recommended, that government should monitor the implementation/intervention programmes and increase awareness campaign on modes of spread of HIV/AIDS.

Author Biographies

Bentina Alawari Mathias, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Department of Sociology/Anthropology

Ethelbart Okpara, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Department of Sociology/Anthropology

Published
2018-07-31
Section
Articles