Surveying AIDS Incidents in Sudanese Universities: AIDS and HIV in Sub Saharan Africa with Special Reference to Sudanese Universities

Surveying AIDS Incidents in Sudanese Universities: AIDS and HIV in Sub Saharan Africa with Special Reference to Sudanese Universities, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 11, 2011)

Posted: 5 Feb 2013

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Issam A.W. Mohamed

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 3, 2013

Abstract

The book is derived from published papers that analyzed AIDS incidence in Sudanese universities. It pays attention to a hidden fact that Sudan, the Muslim county's population is facing eminent danger of AIDS epidemic. In our estimation, the county now has surpassed other in the whole region with that. However, the focus of the analysis is on national universities among the young people. The dependence is on field collected data and considering that without proper knowledge diffusion programs the disease can form into an epidemic within the young people and future of the country. Moreover, if knowledge of such disease is minimized then other society's strata are affected and the spread is more serious. Questionnaires were improvised and data were confidentially collected from students of six national and private universities. The collected data included 30 parameters that were used in the ensuing statistical analyses. The basic impediment is that sex as a taboo, difficult to speak about and the prime cause of transmission, it proved to be widely practiced in universities. Confidential responses on the defined parameters, included relations, modes of living conditions, collective usage of utensils, original hometowns, knowledge of HIV and AIDS, sharing condominiums, routine blood checks or transfusions and sex partners. The analyses reached conclusions that there are AIDS incidences in all universities which are increasing, knowledge exist but not enough and that material needs can be a motive for practicing unsafe sex because of the lack of knowledge transmission tool, e.g., condoms or rooming facilities. Moreover, universities do not provide counseling departments or facilities. That can be either to lack of knowledge or scientific horizon, negligence, ignorance or simply hiding behind social taboos. There are recommendations that the start should be by recognizing that there is HIV and AIDS problems and that students are behaving like human being, provide counseling and checking facilities, provide social and material help for the needy students and transmission prevention tools.

Keywords: Sudan, AIDS, HIV, Epidemic

JEL Classification: H5, H50, H51, N3, N37

Suggested Citation

Mohamed, Issam A.W., Surveying AIDS Incidents in Sudanese Universities: AIDS and HIV in Sub Saharan Africa with Special Reference to Sudanese Universities (February 3, 2013). Surveying AIDS Incidents in Sudanese Universities: AIDS and HIV in Sub Saharan Africa with Special Reference to Sudanese Universities, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 11, 2011) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2211339

Issam A.W. Mohamed (Contact Author)

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 12910-11111
Khartoum, Khartoum 11111
Sudan
249122548254 (Phone)

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