Information-field differentials and HIV/AIDS notional inclinations of mobility-differentiated population groups: clues from a Lagos study

Olatunji Babatola

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Abstract This paper aims at filling identified perspective-cum-analytical-framework gap on sexuality-risk analysis between mobile and immobile population groups. It originated from a multi-dimensional study on itinerancy-cum-sexuality-risk study on Lagos, Nigeria, which employed stratified random sampling. It compared the subscription levels of two mobility-differentiated trader-groups to local sexuality-risk notions given their assumed theoretically-differentiated information-fields. The first analysis compared the study populations’ HIV/AIDS’ awareness-duration profiles, as well as their risky-sexuality-condoning notional inclinations. Thereafter, it contrasted their categorized hearsays and notions. Further analyses compute and compare their respective notional-transition scores before examining how HIV/ AIDS’ awareness-duration associate with current notional stances. Among other findings, the mobile group exhibit earlier access to HIV/AIDS information, but differs in the degree to which the time-awareness advantage stimulates them towards health-conducing/safe-sexuality notions. Discussion of policy-cumresearch findings followed.

Keywords: Information-field; sexuality-notions; HIV/AIDS; circulators; noncirculators

Resume Cet article comble une lacune identifiée dans le cadre d’analyse des littératures disponibles sur le risque sexuel entre les populations en mouvement et celles demeurant en place. Notre motivation provient d’une étude sur le cheminement du risque sexuel à Lagos au Nigeria. La méthode adoptée est l’échantillonnage aléatoire stratifié. Elle a permis de comparer les niveaux d’adhésion de deux groupes distincts de commerçants et leur compréhension des notions de risque sexuel vu leur supposé différence théorique des informations du terrain. Un tableau qui dépeint la durée de l’état de sensibilisation au VIH/SIDA des populations d’étude précède l’analyse du risque sexuel encouragé par des penchants imaginaires. Cette analyse classifie et fait ressortir les échos et les croyances des populations sondées. Des études approfondies exigent le calcul et la comparaison des points imaginaires de transition. La durée de la sensibilisation contre le VIH/SIDA n’échappera pas à notre examen. Nos résultats ont montré que la population mobile a un accès facile aux informations sur le VIH/SIDA. Cet avantage n’est pas pour un atout pour se protéger contre le fléau. Enfin, les résultats utiles de la recherche seront amplement discutés.

MOTS-CLES : information-sur-le-terrain, croyance-sexuelle, vih/sida, circulation-non circulation


Keywords


Information-field; sexuality-notions; HIV/AIDS; circulators; noncirculators

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11564/26-2-216

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