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Pattern of prescription of co-trimoxazole in HIV-infected children for PCP prophylaxis in Maiduguri, Nigeria

GM Ashir
AI Rabasa
MG Mustapha
F Bashir
AB Ibrahim


Background: Health education intervention is a combination of activities aimed at facilitating positive changes in behaviour and practices that may decrease risk of disease and thus reduce mortality and morbidity.

Methods: In this study we have assessed the short term effectiveness of health education (clinical presentation) on the prescription of co-trimoxazole (CTX) as prophylaxis for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in a cohort of HIVinfected children at the University of Maiduguri teaching hospital (UMTH).

Results: The study showed a significant improvement in correct prescription of CTX for PCP prophylaxis after health education intervention.

Conclusion: We concluded that health education intervention within a unit is appropriate, achievable and worthwhile.

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