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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-109

The outcome of preoperative HIV screening for gynaecological patients in North Central Nigeria

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jos University, Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
2 Department of Medical Laboratory science, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
3 Kauna Specialist Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

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C C Ekwempu
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, PMB 2076, Jos
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Background: The incidence of HIV is high in sub-Saharan Africa including Nigeria despite interventions to check the disease. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of HIV among women with gynaecological conditions. Patients and Methods: A retrospective analysis of women undergoing gynaecological operations between 2008 and 2010. Results: A total of 109 (42%) patients were screened for HIV pre operatively. Their mean age was 31.6 years. Six (5.5%) of the 109 patients tested positive for HIV. All the patients who tested positive were married. Conclusion: There appears to be a high prevalence of HIV infection among women with gynaecological conditions in our setting.

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