Preliminary Context Analysis of Social Network Web Application for Combating HIV/AIDS Stigmatization

Eze Chinenye Mathew-Emmanuel, Simeon Ozuomba, Constance Kalu


In this paper, context model and preliminary context analysis are presented for a niche Social Network Web Application (SNWA) for combating HIV/AIDS related stigmatization. The contexts model show the stakeholders and how online social network aptly fits into an information system tool for combating HIV/AIDS related stigmatization were presented. The preliminary context analysis was conducted to understand the situated context of use for the SNWA that will be used to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS related stigmatization. Survey research method was used in the context analysis to provide the needed answers to the important questions about the situated context of use of the niche SNWA for combating HIV/AIDS related stigmatization. Some barriers to the development and adoption of the social network were identified. The context analysis results showed that, within the study area, people who live in both urban and rural settlements are willing to adopt a web-based solution to further enhance the fight against HIV/AIDS related stigmatization.


Context Analysis; Social Network; Web Application, HIV/AIDS; Stigmatization

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