Assessment of the Rate of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Kubwa F.C.T. Abuja, Nigeria
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 365-376
Received: Apr. 12, 2017; Accepted: May 6, 2017; Published: Aug. 3, 2017
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Raimi Morufu Olalekan, Department of Environmental Health, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
Ochayi Ekoja Owobi, Department of HIV Medicine, Daughters of Charity Health Care Services of Saint Vincent de Paul Hospital Kubwa, F.C.T. Abuja, Nigeria
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The purpose of this study was an assessment of the rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Kubwa F.C.T Abuja. A total of two hundred and eight-six patient aged between 9-50 years were examined in the study, out of whom two hundred and six case note could be traced for review, attending the Kubwa General Hospital, Medilan Medical Laboratory Kubwa, Open Health Care Medical Centre Kubwa, Daughters of Charity Health Care Services and the Kubwa Muslim Community Hospital were enlisted into the study between March, 2011 to February 2012. Blood, endocervical swabs, high vaginal swabs, urine, were collected from females whereas urethal swabs, urethral discharge, urine and blood were collected from male counterparts. These samples were screened and tested by laboratory examination methods. The Isolated pathogens included Staphylococcus aureus (35%), Candida species (21%), Trichomonas vaginalis (15%), Streptococcus pyogenes (6%), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (7%), and Treponema pallidum (3%). In the blood samples, syphilis (7%) and HIV (6%). The result revealed a high incidence of infections in Kubwa Metropolis and its neighborhoods. Based on the findings, the researcher has raised recommendations on how to improve ways of combating and managing STIs scourge in Kubwa in particular and F.C.T in general. There is need for the 4Cs of Good sexually transmitted infection management such as counseling, compliance, condoms, contact treatment, etc others include sex education, surveillance and control is necessary in this part of F.C.T, in Nigeria. Also, that both schools and faith groups should be encouraged to dwell more on morality to be able to reduce the spread of the infection through sexual intercourse.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Assessment, Morality Sex Education, Sexual Intercourse
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Raimi Morufu Olalekan, Ochayi Ekoja Owobi, Assessment of the Rate of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Kubwa F.C.T. Abuja, Nigeria, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 365-376. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20170505.12
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