Prevalence And Risk Factors Associated With Malaria And Hiv Co-Infection Among Adult Persons Living With Hiv Attending Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital, Kpando

ABSTRACT Background: Malaria and HIV represent the two most important public health problems of subSaharan Africa due to geographical overlap. Together, they are responsible for more than 4 million deaths a year. However, when HIV and malaria co-infect an individual, they drastically worsen the morbidity outcome for the person, increasing the odds of mortality than as single infections. In Ghana, there is paucity of data on the prevalence of this co-infection. This study determined the prevalence of HIV-Malaria co-infection and its associated factors among adult persons living with HIV (PLHIV) attending Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital (MMCH), Kpando. Methods: This is a cross sectional study design involving 200 participants drawn from the ART clinic of MMCH. Closed-ended interview questionnaire was used to obtain information from participants. The interview data were analysed using various statistical methods including cross tabulations and simple and multiple logistic regression. Results: There were 200 participants in the study. Forty-four (22%) of them were males and 156 (78%) were females. Two (1.00%) of the participants were pregnant at the time of the study. Ages of participants ranged between 20 to 65 years. Seventeen (8.50%) participants were between 20 to 30 years of age. Sixty-five (32.50%) participants were between 31 to 40 years of age. Eighty-one (40.50%) were between 41 to 50 years and 37 (18.50%) were above 50 years. The mean age of participants was 42.725 (SD= + 9.01).  

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ZIGAH, M (2021). Prevalence And Risk Factors Associated With Malaria And Hiv Co-Infection Among Adult Persons Living With Hiv Attending Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital, Kpando. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-malaria-and-hiv-co-infection-among-adult-persons-living-with-hiv-attending-margret-marquart-catholic-hospital-kpando

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ZIGAH, MARK "Prevalence And Risk Factors Associated With Malaria And Hiv Co-Infection Among Adult Persons Living With Hiv Attending Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital, Kpando" Afribary. Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-malaria-and-hiv-co-infection-among-adult-persons-living-with-hiv-attending-margret-marquart-catholic-hospital-kpando. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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ZIGAH, MARK . "Prevalence And Risk Factors Associated With Malaria And Hiv Co-Infection Among Adult Persons Living With Hiv Attending Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital, Kpando". Afribary, Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021. Web. 27 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-malaria-and-hiv-co-infection-among-adult-persons-living-with-hiv-attending-margret-marquart-catholic-hospital-kpando >.

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ZIGAH, MARK . "Prevalence And Risk Factors Associated With Malaria And Hiv Co-Infection Among Adult Persons Living With Hiv Attending Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital, Kpando" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-malaria-and-hiv-co-infection-among-adult-persons-living-with-hiv-attending-margret-marquart-catholic-hospital-kpando