FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH HIV INFECTION AMONG CLIENTS ACCESSING HIV COUNSELING AND TESTING SERVICES IN A SECONDARY REFERRAL HOSPITAL IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

African Journal of Infectious Diseases (AJID)

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Title FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH HIV INFECTION AMONG CLIENTS ACCESSING HIV COUNSELING AND TESTING SERVICES IN A SECONDARY REFERRAL HOSPITAL IN LAGOS, NIGERIA
 
Creator Adejumo, Olusola Adedeji
Bowale, Abimbola
Adesola, Sunday
Adepoju, Victor Abiola
Shogbamimu, Yeside
Dacosta, Adetokunbo
Seidu, Lukman
Disu, Ahmed Ola_Ayinde
Omikunle, Temitope Omotayo
Abinde, Oluwaseun
Oshindero, Olusola Adeyemi
 
Subject Clients, HIV, HIV counselling and testing, Knowledge of HIV, Lagos, Nigeria
 
Description Background: HIV counselling and testing (HCT) provides an opportunity for people to learn more about HIV. This study assessed the knowledge of and factors associated with of HIV infections among clients assessing HCT in a referral hospital in Lagos Nigeria.
Methods: Retrospective review of records of clients who assessed HCT service at Mainland Hospital Lagos Nigeria between July 1 2016 and December 31 2017 was done. Adjusted odd ratios outcome variables were determined.
Results: A total of 4273 clients were screened for HIV within the study period. The mean age of clients was 38.5±14.4. Male:Female ratio was 1:0.87. The prevalence of HIV infection was 19%. Factors associated with HIV infection were; age above 24 years, being female (AOR 1.6 95%CI 1.4 – 2.0, p <0.001), previous marriage (divorced, widowed, separated) (AOR 2.3 95% CI 1.7 – 3.3, p <0.001) and poor knowledge of HIV (AOR 2.9 95% CI 2.2 – 3.6, p <0.001). Males were about 15 times likely to have good knowledge of HIV than females (AOR 14.5 95% CI 10.5 – 20.0, p <0.001). In addition clients who were single (AOD 3.6 95% CI 2.4 – 5.4, p <0.001) and married (AOR 3.9 95%CI 2.9 – 5.3, p <0.001) were four times likely to have good knowledge of HIV than clients who were previously married.
Conclusion: A more proactive measures are required to educate the public especially women who were previously married on the HIV transmission and prevention
 
Publisher African Traditional Medicine Supporters Initiative (ATHMSI), 7, Road 1, Otunmaiye Square
 
Date 2020-01-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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Identifier http://journals.athmsi.org/index.php/AJID/article/view/5409
10.21010/Ajid. v14i1.3
 
Source African Journal of Infectious Diseases (AJID); Vol 14 No 1 (2020); 16-23
2505-0419
2006-0165
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.athmsi.org/index.php/AJID/article/view/5409/3211
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Olusola Adedeji Adejumo, Abimbola Bowale, Sunday Adesola, Victor Abiola Adepoju, Yeside Shogbamimu, Adetokunbo Dacosta, Lukman Seidu, Ahmed Ola_Ayinde Disu, Temitope Omotayo Omikunle, Oluwaseun Abinde, Olusola Adeyemi Oshindero
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