HIV / AIDS And The Socio – Economic Status Of Victims In Oyo State
Owing to the ferocious spread of HIV / AIDS and the soaring cases of ill – halth and impending death associated with the epidemic in Nigeria, this study assesses the impact of HIV / AIDS on the socio – economic status. Specifically, it examines the effects of the epidemic on the level of imcome, level of productivity, marital status and the work status of the vicitims. It also investigates the relationship existing between HIV / AIDS and the sexual, occupational, the burden of care on the infected individuals. The study vividly reveals that the HIV / AIDS scourge is having its toll on the victims and their respective households. And thus requires an uregent and a better coordinated response to stem its spread.
Keywords: HIV / AIDS, Socio – Economic Status, Victims, Health Care
JORIND Vol. 5 (2) 2007: pp. 23-23