The Outcome of Preoperative HIV Screening for Gynaecological Patients in North Central Nigeria

  • CC Ekwempu
  • AI Ekwempu
  • Q Bola-Lawal


Background: The incidence of HIV is high in sub-Saharan Africa including Nigeria despite interventions to check the disease. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of HIV among women with gynaecological conditions.

Patients and Methods A retrospective analysis of women undergoing gynaecological operations between 2008 and 2010.

Results A total of 109 (42%) patients were screened for HIV pre operatively. Their mean age was 31.6 years. Six (5.5%) of the 109 patients tested positive for HIV. All the patients who tested positive were married.

Conclusion There appears to be a high prevalence of HIV infection among women with gynaecological conditions in our setting.

Keywords: HIV, prevalence, women, gyanecological operations


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