2007. 10 p.
Essien, E. James
Ogungbade, Gbadebo O.
Ward, Doriel
Ekong, Ernest
Ross, Michael W.
Meshack, Angela
Holmes Jr., Laurens
Periodical title: 
Military Medicine
HIV risk perception is a determinant of HIV transmission. This prospective cohort followed 2,213 Nigerian military personnel to assess the association between higher educational attainment and increased HIV risk perception. Multivariable regression revealed that there was an inverse correlation between increasing educational level and HIV risk perception (POR, 0.70, 95% CI=0.56-0.88). There was also a correlation between alcohol and marijuana use and HIV risk perception (p 0.05). There waws no association between casual sex and gender and HIV risk perception. These associations must be taken into account when designing HIV prevention and risk reduction interventions among Nigerian military personnel.
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