Ahmed et al
Greener Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials Vol. 2 (3), pp. 059-063, July 2014.
Manuscript Number: 022114121
Incidence of HIV among Pregnant Women Attending Ante-Natal Clinic in General Hospital Kaltungo, Gombe State, Nigeria
Alibe Ahmed, 2Iliya Lorine and
123Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Gombe State University,
P. M. B 127, Gombe, Gombe State.
Author’s Email: shaxz4real @yahoo .com
Sero-prevalence diagnosis of HIV
among six hundred and ninety one (691) pregnant women attending
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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