"Without him, I would not have met Africa.” As a 62-year-old, Ms Grette, who divorced a few years earlier, got talking to a 58-year-old Danish man online after her friends created a dating profile for her as a joke.
Condom use; HIV; Nigeria; Premarital sex; Youth In recent years HIV/AIDS has become a topical discuss in Nigeria.
As of 1999, an estimated 5.1-5.4% of Nigerians were HIV positive ; and in 2006 6.1 million people out of 140 million Nigerians were already infected .
Among young people aged 15-24, the estimated number of new HIV infections showed similar trends with new infections in females surpassing that of males.
The number of new HIV infections dropped from 74,783 in 2009 to 72,814 in 2010 and 70, 0992 in 2011.
The survey revealed that only 18.5% of young women that had sex in the 12 months preceding the survey used condom.
Out of 3306 never-married sexually active men and women, 1728 representing 52% live in urban areas and 43% of them did not use condom during sexual intercourse in the 12 months preceding the survey.
In a survey conducted by National HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health Survey-Plus , HIV/AIDS prevalence in Nigeria was put at 3.4%; showing a significant improvement from 1999.
However, it is important to note that HIV prevalence rate which grew from 1.8% in 1991 to 5.8% in 2001 declined by merely 2.4% in 10 years despite the huge funding from the federal government, donor agencies and the organized private sector .
In the light of the increasing HIV/AIDS prevalence among youths Nigeria, this research was propelled to discuss condom use among youths as HIV/AIDS preventive method.
Premarital sex and HIV/AIDS among youths in Nigeria In the recent past, discuss about sex among children and youths was frowned at by traditional norms and as such sexual discuss and behavior were approached with great respect.
He then called her to claim they had been mugged and his son shot in the head.