ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE OF HIV/AIDS AND PERCEIVED ATTITUDE TOWARDS PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN CALABAR METROPOLIS OF CROSS RIVER STATE NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELLING
This study assessed knowledge of HIV/AIDs and perceived attitude toward persons living with HIV/AIDs in selected public hospitals in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria: Implications for counselling. One research question was defined to control the investigation. Literature was completed dependent on the variable under examination. Engaging overview investigate configuration was used. Basic arbitrary inspecting strategy was utilized in choosing the 200 respondents tested for the investigation. An approved 10 things, two rating scale survey of Yes or No was the instrument utilized for information assortment. The unwavering quality gauge of the instrument was 0.78 utilizing Cronbach Alpha dependability technique. Information was dissected utilizing the clear examination of mean and standard deviation. The aftereffect of the examination uncovered information on HIV/AIDs impacts individuals' demeanor toward people living with HIV/AIDs in chosen open medical clinics in Calabar city. It was suggested that there is requirement for inhabitants of Calabar city to turn out to be better educated about HIV and AIDS to lessen the shame related with HIV, which will thusly decrease unfair mentalities toward individuals living with HIV. Inspirational perspectives towards HIV will urge them to look for clinical consideration for their illness, which will control additionally spread of this pestilence.