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Prevalence of AHD Among PLHIVs in Six Health Facilities in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Globally, HIV remains a paramount health concern, and despite concerted interventions, it persists as a severe challenge in many communities. In regions like Nasarawa State, Nigeria, where prevalence is high, there's an undeniable need for regular monitoring. This study, aimed at gauging the current status of Advanced HIV Disease (AHD) among People Living with HIV (PLHIV), employed a cross-sectional survey design to analyze the medical records of 336 PLHIVs from six key health facilities within the state. Analytical tools, including descriptive statistics and t-tests, revealed a disturbingly high prevalence of AHD, especially among adults, with rates at 51.29%. Adolescents also showed a significant prevalence at 32%. A deeper comparative analysis between the two age demographics elucidated a marked statistical difference in AHD prevalence. These findings accentuate the pressing need for enhanced, age-specific interventions. Immediate action is warranted, especially for adults aged 20-49 and adolescents in Nasarawa State, to bolster HIV prevention, promote early testing, and optimize treatment methodologies. The insights from this study serve as a clarion call for policymakers and health practitioners to renew and refocus their efforts in these high-risk groups, aiming for a more effective containment and reduction of HIV's impact in the region.

Advanced HIV Disease, Gender, PLHIV, Prevalence of AHD, Adults, Adolescents

APA Style

Chinwe Umeozulu, Esther Loyin, Olusola Oni, Folake Isona, Kayode Joseph, et al. (2023). Prevalence of AHD Among PLHIVs in Six Health Facilities in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Science, 9(2), 46-52. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20230902.12

ACS Style

Chinwe Umeozulu; Esther Loyin; Olusola Oni; Folake Isona; Kayode Joseph, et al. Prevalence of AHD Among PLHIVs in Six Health Facilities in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Int. J. HIV/AIDS Prev. Educ. Behav. Sci. 2023, 9(2), 46-52. doi: 10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20230902.12

AMA Style

Chinwe Umeozulu, Esther Loyin, Olusola Oni, Folake Isona, Kayode Joseph, et al. Prevalence of AHD Among PLHIVs in Six Health Facilities in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Int J HIV/AIDS Prev Educ Behav Sci. 2023;9(2):46-52. doi: 10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20230902.12

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