Available online Jul 14, 2018.
[ Original ] Volume 19, Issue 4, 2010, Pages 471-474
Background: The duo of HIV/AIDS infection has
become a Global public health problem. This study was
conducted to determine the maternal HIV positive seroprevalence
at delivery at the Imo State University
Teaching Hospital, Orlu.
Methods: A retrospective analysis of the case records
of women (both booked and unbooked) who tested
positive to Human Immune-deficiency Virus at delivery
at the Imo State University Teaching Hospital
(IMSUTH), Orlu from 1st May 2005 to 30th April 2010 was
made. The biosocial, obstetric and fetal sex data were
extracted and analysed.
Results: The maternal HIV positive sero-prevalence at
delivery was 6.9%. The highest sero prevalence rate of
42.4% occurred in the age group of 31-35years. Sixty
three (68.5%) of the women were multiparous (para 1-
4). The male: female birth ratio was 1 : 1.42. Forty one
(44.6%) of the women were unbooked. None of the
women were symptomatic of Acquired
Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) on presentation.
Conclusion: There is high maternal HIV seroprevalence
at delivery at IMSUTH, Orlu. There should
be improvement on interventions to reduce this ugly
trend. There should also be early booking and
adequate antenatal care services.
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Volume 19 | Issue 4
Page Nos. 471-474
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