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Is Regular Access to Internet Services Associated with Comprehensive Correct HIV/AIDS Knowledge among People Aged 15–49 Years in Nigeria? Findings from the 2018 Demographic Health Survey
Authors: Ihoghosa Iyamu, Edward Adekola Oladele, Ejemai Eboreime, and Mohammad Ehsanul Karim
Source: Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, Volume 25, Issue 3; DOI:
Topic(s): HIV/AIDS
Mass media
Country: Africa
Published: SEP 2021
Abstract: Regular internet access is suggested to facilitate Comprehensive Correct HIV/AIDS Knowledge (CCAK). We assessed this association using the 2018 Nigeria Demographic Health Survey data, including 30,784 participants. CCAK was defined as knowing two primary HIV prevention methods, healthy-looking persons can have HIV, and rejecting two HIV misconceptions. Regular internet access was defined as at least weekly internet access. Using survey-featured multivariable logistic regression, we assessed this association. Overall, 49.6% (12,385) of participants had CCAK, while 17.4% (4,080) had regular internet access. People with regular internet access had higher odds of CCAK (aOR 1.55, 95% CI 1.38 - 1.73), confirming the association.