Simulation Modelling of Self-Destructive Behaviour Related to the Spread of HIV/AIDS Disease in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Akikibofori, J.S.
dc.contributor.author Peter-Kio, O.B.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-03T10:14:10Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-03T10:14:10Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12
dc.identifier.issn 0855-4730
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/35107
dc.description Journal on Self-Destructive Behaviour Related to the Spread of HIV/AIDS Disease en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the contemporary debate concerning choosing a partner (Positive (+) or negative (-)) and being promiscuous, and their effects on the spread of the HIV virus and AIDS disease. An agent-based simulation model is constructed to analyse the effect of these factors on the spread of the virus and the AIDS disease among sexually-active, high-risk people in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The results of the analysis suggest that choosing a partner (Positive (+) or negative (-), a decision making practice about whether or not to engage in sexual activity based on one's HIV positive or negative status, is an effective strategy in containing the disease when practised consistently. The level of promiscuity has mixed results regarding the spread of the disease en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ghana Social Science Journal en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 11;2
dc.subject Disease Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Epidemics en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en_US
dc.subject Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Promiscuity en_US
dc.subject Public Health en_US
dc.title Simulation Modelling of Self-Destructive Behaviour Related to the Spread of HIV/AIDS Disease in Port Harcourt, Nigeria en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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