Factors Influencing HIV Seroprevalence Rate Among Pregnant Women In Calabar Nigeria

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ABSTRACT

Human immune deficiency virus (HIV) seroprevalence among pregnant women in Calabar was studied. The aims were to establish HIV seroprevalence rate and to identify factors which influence this rate in our pregnant women. HIV seroprevalence rate of 2.7% among antenatal women in Calabar was recorded with a vertical transmission rate of 20%. Husband and wife not living together, history of induced abortion and blood transfusion significantly increase HIV seroprevalence rate among antenatal women in our community (P=0.02-0.04). Marital status and age seemed to increase while social class and previous pregnancy outcome did not influence the HIV seroprevalence rate in these women. The importance of screening as a necessary step towards prevention of vertical transmission should be emphasized during our antenatal health talks.

 

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APA

The Public Access, L (2021). Factors Influencing HIV Seroprevalence Rate Among Pregnant Women In Calabar Nigeria. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-hiv-seroprevalence-rate-among-pregnant-women-in-calabar-nigeria

MLA 8th

Library, The Public Access. "Factors Influencing HIV Seroprevalence Rate Among Pregnant Women In Calabar Nigeria" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 03 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-hiv-seroprevalence-rate-among-pregnant-women-in-calabar-nigeria . Accessed 16 May. 2021.

MLA7

Library, The Public Access. "Factors Influencing HIV Seroprevalence Rate Among Pregnant Women In Calabar Nigeria". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 03 May. 2021. Web. 16 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-hiv-seroprevalence-rate-among-pregnant-women-in-calabar-nigeria >.

Chicago

Library, The Public Access. "Factors Influencing HIV Seroprevalence Rate Among Pregnant Women In Calabar Nigeria" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-hiv-seroprevalence-rate-among-pregnant-women-in-calabar-nigeria