International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Science

Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2023

  • Barriers and Facilitators to Retention in Care and Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in a Ghanaian Referral Hospital

    Amida Awudu Rahman

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2023
    Pages: 39-45
    Received: Jul. 06, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 22, 2023
    Published: Jul. 31, 2023
    Abstract: The rise in new HIV infection cases has prompted widespread worry. High trends of patients receiving anti-retroviral therapy in hospitals have been caused by the increase, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana, where more than 300,000 people are currently receiving ART. HIV incidence is rising in Ghana, particularly among young people... Show More
  • Prevalence of AHD Among PLHIVs in Six Health Facilities in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

    Chinwe Umeozulu, Esther Loyin, Olusola Oni, Folake Isona, Kayode Joseph, Adeniyi Ojuope, Blessing Eloh, Ann Mark, Olufunmilola Abodunde

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2023
    Pages: 46-52
    Received: Aug. 04, 2023
    Accepted: Aug. 23, 2023
    Published: Sep. 06, 2023
    Abstract: 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... Show More
  • Completion of Primary Package Sessions by Adolescent Girls and Young Women Before and During COVID-19 Period: Case of DREAMS Program in Zimbabwe

    Fungai Hamilton Mudzengerere, Emmanuel Tachiwenyika, Dominica Dhakwa, Edewell Mugariri, Kennedy Yogo, Tidings Masoka, Getrude Ncube, Florence Mudokwani, Taurai Bhatasara, Taurayi Adriano Tafuma, Haurovi William Mafaune

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2023
    Pages: 53-58
    Received: Aug. 21, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 11, 2023
    Published: Sep. 27, 2023
    Abstract: Rapid increase in Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Zimbabwe resulted in lockdown measures to curb further transmission. Participation of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in HIV prevention programs was erratic during lockdown periods due to movement restrictions. We assessed completion of primary package sessions among AGYW aged 1... Show More
  • Research Article

    Prevalence and Trends of HIV Infection Among Blood Donors in Republic of Congo from 2016 to 2022

    Brunel Monic Angounda*, Serge Oscar Mokono, Felix Koukouikila-Koussounda, Boris Soba Bakoua, Edwige Paola Louanga Nanitelamio, Geneviève Mbanzoulou Boukatou, Anicet Luc Magloire Boumba, Fabien Roch Niama

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2023
    Pages: 59-62
    Received: Nov. 02, 2023
    Accepted: Nov. 27, 2023
    Published: Dec. 06, 2023
    Abstract: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus, a member of the retrovirus family, wich primarily invades the human immune system and causes immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV infection is one of the major public health problems associated with blood transfusion. The objective of this study is to estimate prevalence and trend of HIV among bl... Show More