Greener Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials

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Ahmed et al

Greener Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials Vol. 2 (3), pp. 059-063, July 2014.

 ISSN: 2354-2284 © 2013 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 022114121

 

 Incidence of HIV among Pregnant Women Attending Ante-Natal Clinic in General Hospital Kaltungo, Gombe State, Nigeria

 

1Wasa Alibe Ahmed, 2Iliya Lorine and *3Ishaku Lemu Haruna

 

123Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Gombe State University,

P. M. B 127, Gombe, Gombe State.

 

Emails: 1alibewasa@yahoo.com/alibewasa@gmail.com, 2gr8tlorihills@gmail.com


*Corresponding Author’s Email: shaxz4real @yahoo .com

Abstract:

Sero-prevalence diagnosis of HIV among six hundred and ninety- one (691) pregnant women attending ante-natal Clinic in General Hospital Kaltungo was carried out from the month of December, 2011 to May, 2012. Blood samples obtained from pregnant women of different age groups, social and economic status were screened using Abbott determine rapid test strip. Out of the 691 sera collected, 65 (9.4%) were HIV sero-positive. The prevalence rate was 15 in 15-24 years age group, 45 in 25-34 age group and 5 in 35 years and above. This result indicates highest incidence rate among age group 25-35 years which is a sexually active age group. Chi square analysis at 5% confidence level revealed that at 2 degree of freedom age plays a role in the prevalence rate. Actions should therefore be taken to prevent mother to child transmission and also control the spread of the infection.

Keywords: Sero-prevalence, chi square, age group, sera, infection.

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