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Objective: To study the sexual risk behaviors and their determining rolein sexually transmissible infection STI and HIV among students of theUniversity of Ouagadougou. Methodology: It was a descriptive and analyticalsingle pass cross-sectional study from June 22 to July 21 2010 at the Universityof Ouagadougou. A cluster sampling in two stages was adopted to form apopulation of 762. Data were collected using a standardized writtenquestionnaire completed by individual interview after informed consent. Results:The average age of students was 24.2 ± 2 years old for men and 23.7 ± 2 years oldwomen. Singles represented 95.1% of students. The students were not scholarshipgrantees in 90.6% of the sample. Knowledge about STIs was average in 60.2% ofcases. In total 33.65% of the students admitted to having had multiple sexualpartners, 19.57% had sex with prostitutes, 34.62% had unprotected sex, 4%practiced sodomy without condoms and 3.1% of students had sex in group with onepartner. In multivariate analysis, male gender was the determining factorassociated with multiple sexual partner OR = 3.30 95% CI = 2.19 to 4.95 andrelations with prostitutes with an odds ratio of 16.13 95 = 6.87% to 37.8%.The female gender was the determining factor associated with not using a condomwith odds ratio of 1.5 95% CI = 1.01 to 2.16. Conclusion: There are many riskbehaviors for HIV transmission among students of the University of Ouagadougou.The urgent implementation of specific prevention programs to benefit thispopulation is essential.

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Risks Sexual Behavior, Student, Ouagadougou

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Ouedraogo, C. , Traore, F. , Ouattara, A. , Ouedraogo, A. , Kaboré, X. , Kain, D. , Yaméogo, B. , Komboigo, E. , Guinko, M. and Lankoandé, J. 2016 Epidemiology of Sexual Behaviour with Risk of Sexually Transmissible Infection STI among Students in Africa: The Case of the University of Ouagadougou. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6, 219-231. doi: 10.4236-ojog.2016.64028.





Author: C. M. R. Ouedraogo*, F. D. Millogo Traore, A. Ouattara, A. Ouedraogo, X. Kaboré, D. P. Kain, B. Yaméogo, E. Komboigo, M. Guinko

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