Ethiopian Journal of Health Development

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High-risk sexual behavior and pattern of condom utilization of the Gondar Collage of Medical Sciences (GCMS) Students, North-west Ethiopia

Yohannis Fitaw, Alemayehu Worku


Human Immuno Deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is unique in its devastating impact on the social, economic and demographic development. This study was conducted to assess College students' `knowledge' about condom distribution, high-risk behavior and pattern of condom utilization. A cross-sectional study was done among 383 students of GCMS. Data were collected using a pre-tested self-administered questionnaire. Out of 383 students 214 (56.1%) were sexually active. Among the sexually active students, 37.1% reported ever use of condom. Consistent condom use was reported only by 6.4%. Sexual contact with commercial sex workers was reported by 7.8% of them. Consistent use of condom regardless of partner characteristics should be encouraged among students.

[Ethiop.J.Health Dev. 2002;16(3):335-338]
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