The adoption of male circumcision as an HIV/AIDS prevention method: The case of Bindura University of Science Education
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This research project was carried out to determine the adoption rate and factors that influence adoption of male circumcision. The aims of this study, an in-depth literature review and empirical research were undertaken. The research also used questionnaires survey methods to investigate the adoption of male circumcision by students at the Bindura University of Science Education From a population of 7000 students, a sample of 259 was used to gather data from all campuses of the BUSE. Data in this study was analysed using SPSS version 6 and descriptive statistics and tables, in order to produce meaningful research findings. The results revealed that the rate of adoption will increase with time as evidenced by the overall mean of 5.68.The results further showed that customers the students are aware of the male circumcision but the are some factors which hinder them to accept it which need clarification to them. This was evidenced by the overall mean of the 5.74 which states that most students agree that they are not circumcised because of the factors listed on the questionnaire. The researcher made the following recommendations in-order to make male circumcision an HIV preventive method that is accepted by many people, the Vice Chancellors in collaboration with the Dean of Students of institutions and corporate bodies should make information on male circumcision and other HIV prevention methods available to employees so that they spread to students in the lectures so as to increase awareness on the role of male circumcision in preventing HIV acquisition and transmission. This could be achieved by inviting speakers on the subject and through sourcing literature on the subject. The HIV/AIDS as course should concentrate more on this topic. Moreover, the Ministry of Health and Child Care Department of Health Promotion, Non- Governmental Organizations Integrated Support Programme Zimbabwe Association for Church related Hospitals and other organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS like National AIDS Council can also help by carrying out awareness campaigns to raise workplace knowledge on how male circumcision can reduce the chances of getting HIV.
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