Malaria and HIV infections among pregnant women who attended antenatal at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

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Authors: Omojola F Olorunniyi, Samson O Adewole, and Sherifat T Salako
Page Range: 49-52
Published in: International Public Health Journal, 16#1 (2024)
ISSN: 1947-4989

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ABSTRACT

Malaria parasite (MP) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections exist concomitantly in Nigeria. This study determined the prevalence of MP and HIV as they co-existed together using the data of pregnant women who came for antenatal visits at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti between 2015 and 2016. The records of the pregnant women were obtained from the records of the hospital. The prevalence of MP among the pregnant women was 0.74% in 2015 and 0.51% in 2016 (P = 0.28) while that of HIV was 0.63% in 2015 and 1.84% in 2016 (P = 0.019). Since MP and HIV were observed in some of the patients indicate that MP and HIV exist among some pregnant women in Ekiti. Efforts to control these diseases should be intensified.

Keywords: Malaria, HIV, co-infection, antenatal and Ekiti, Nigeria

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