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Culturally-adapted and audio-technology assisted HIV/AIDS awareness and education program in rural Nigeria: a cohort study

Author(s): Ofotokun Ighovwerha | Binongo Jose | Rosenberg Eli | Kane Michael | Ifland Rick | Lennox Jeffrey | Easley Kirk

Journal: BMC International Health and Human Rights
ISSN 1472-698X

Volume: 10;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 2;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Abstract Background HIV-awareness programs tailored toward the needs of rural communities are needed. We sought to quantify change in HIV knowledge in three rural Nigerian villages following an integrated culturally adapted and technology assisted educational intervention. Methods A prospective 14-week cohort study was designed to compare short-term changes in HIV knowledge between seminar-based education program and a novel program, which capitalized on the rural culture of small-group oral learning and was delivered by portable digital-audio technology. Results Participants were mostly Moslem (99%), male (53.5%), with no formal education (55%). Baseline HIV knowledge was low (
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