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Sero-Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Antibodies Among Pregnant Women Attending Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) Jajere

HIV/AIDS, also known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus infection, continue to be a global public health concern. A total of 150 pregnant patients at the PHCC clinic had their blood tested for the presence of HIV 1/2 antibodies. The DetermineTM HIV-1/2 in vitro diagnostic kit was used for the detection of human immunodeficiency virus antibodies (HIV). Using a pipette with arrows pointing in their direction and dropping the plasma samples onto the test strips, the reaction was allowed to occur for 15 minutes. Negative samples only display a color band in the control zone, while positive samples produce a red color band in both the test and control portions of the strips. The results showed that only 1 (0.7%) pregnant woman of the 150 tested positive for HIV. On the age group distribution of pregnant women tested for HIV in PHCC Jajere, it showed that 0 (0.0%) women aged 10–20 tested positive for HIV, 1 (0.7%) of those aged 21–30 were tested positive, 0 (0.0%) of those aged 31–40 were tested positive, and 0 (0.0%) of those aged 41–50 were tested positive for HIV. Whereas, the distribution of pregnant women tested positive for HIV in PHCC Jajere based on their locations showed that only 1 (0.7%) pregnant woman from Ganji was tested positive for HIV. It's therefore concluded that the sero-prevalence of HIV 1/2 in the study area is low, and thus, screening pregnant women for HIV/AIDS is recommended despite the low prevalence.

Sero-Prevalence, HIV, Antibodies, PHCC Jajere

APA Style

Ahmed Idriss Jajere, Isah Muhammad Liyo, Dembo Emmanuel Moses. (2023). Sero-Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Antibodies Among Pregnant Women Attending Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) Jajere. International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Science, 9(1), 35-38. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20230901.16

ACS Style

Ahmed Idriss Jajere; Isah Muhammad Liyo; Dembo Emmanuel Moses. Sero-Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Antibodies Among Pregnant Women Attending Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) Jajere. Int. J. HIV/AIDS Prev. Educ. Behav. Sci. 2023, 9(1), 35-38. doi: 10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20230901.16

AMA Style

Ahmed Idriss Jajere, Isah Muhammad Liyo, Dembo Emmanuel Moses. Sero-Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Antibodies Among Pregnant Women Attending Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) Jajere. Int J HIV/AIDS Prev Educ Behav Sci. 2023;9(1):35-38. doi: 10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20230901.16

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