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Factors associated with sexual behaviour among Public University students in Tanzania

John Jeckoniah, Sokoine University of Agriculture

Although university students form an important future work force for the nation, they are at high risk of HIV/AIDS infection. HIV/AIDS in many developing countries affects population aged 15-49 years. The general objective of this study was to determine factors associated with sexual behaviour of students in public universities in Tanzania. The study adopted a cross-sectional design using closed ended self-administered questionnaires to a sample of 360 students from two major public universities in Tanzania. The key findings indicate that most university students are involved in risky sexual undertakings. The study recommends government and universities to develop policies, programmes and strategies to address sexual behaviours issues targeting students using peer-based interventions. In addition, mainstreaming HIV/AIDS into university curricula is recommended.

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Presented in Poster Session 3