Kayode Olusola Ajao, Patrick Olanrewaju Osho, Victor Koledoye, Stephen Oyegoke Fagbemi and Deboral Oluwatoyosi Oguntunase
Objectives: The study identified the determinants of family planning practices among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) attending clinics in Akure, Nigeria.
Methods: The study employed a descriptive cross-sectional design. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data from PLWAHs attending clinics in Akure, Nigeria selected through a systematic sampling technique.
Results: Poor knowledge of family planning (odd ratio [OR]=10.17, 95% confidence interval [CI]=2.21-46.71), never discussed family planning with sexual partner (OR=0.40, CI=0.01-0.12), death of children (OR=7.47, CI=2.16-21.85), low level of education (OR=9.40, CI=2.95-29.94) and living in rural areas (OR=7.45, CI=2.67-20.79) were significantly associated with the non-use of contraceptive.
Conclusion: This study concluded that the PLWHA attending clinics in Akure had a poor knowledge of family planning methods. The determinants of current use of family planning methods were knowledge of family planning, discussion of family planning with sexual partner, death of child (ren), level of education and areas of residence.