Risk Factors for HIV Infection Among Young Women in the Benue State of Nigeria

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163880
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Risk Factors for HIV Infection Among Young Women in the Benue State of Nigeria
Author(s):
Utulu, S. N.; Lawoyin, T.O.; Utulu, R.E.
Author Details:
S. N. Utulu, Syl-Alpha Hospital, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, email: sylvesterutulu@yahoo.com; T. O. Lawoyin; R. E. Utulu
Abstract:
Purpose: To identify the risk factors for HIV/AIDS among the young women in Benue State and to use these risk factors in designing appropriate interventions for the youth. Background: In 1999 and 2001, the Benue State of Nigeria recorded the highest HIV prevalence rates in surveys that were unlinked and anonymous. Design: This cross-sectional case study used a semi-structured questionnaire, which obtained data on socio-demographic, behavioural and reproductive health and risk factors for HIV infection among 404 consenting mothers, of which 178 (44.2%) were mothers between the ages of 15-24 years, who had booked for antenatal care in selected secondary health care centers in the Benue State. They were tested for HIV using an ELISA-based kit. Results: The mean age of the mothers was 18.4 ¦ 7.9 years and 95.2% were married while 79.2% had at least primary level education. Among all the consenting mothers, 61 (15.1%) were HIV positive, with mothers between the ages of 15-24 years having the highest rate (17.4%). Following bivariate analysis, being single, rural/urban location, number of sexual partners in the last one year, previously induced abortion and a large number of sexual partners were significantly associated with HIV infection. The multivariate analysis indicated that between the ages of 20-24 years [Odds ratio OR=1.38 (0.19 - 0.73)], history of other STIs [OR=1.38 (0.04-0.50)]; Polygamous type of marriage [OR=1.88 (0.12- 1.05)] and large number of sexual partners [OR=2.05 (4.30-21.5)] were significantly associated with HIV infection in this study. Conclusion: The presentation will be looking at the results of this study, which have identified that youths are at risk for HIV because of their young age, presence of other sexually transmitted infections and multiple sexual partners. Appropriate and holistic intervention strategies must be directed at these young women and their partners.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRisk Factors for HIV Infection Among Young Women in the Benue State of Nigeriaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorUtulu, S. N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLawoyin, T.O.en_US
dc.contributor.authorUtulu, R.E.en_US
dc.author.detailsS. N. Utulu, Syl-Alpha Hospital, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, email: sylvesterutulu@yahoo.com; T. O. Lawoyin; R. E. Utuluen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163880-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To identify the risk factors for HIV/AIDS among the young women in Benue State and to use these risk factors in designing appropriate interventions for the youth. Background: In 1999 and 2001, the Benue State of Nigeria recorded the highest HIV prevalence rates in surveys that were unlinked and anonymous. Design: This cross-sectional case study used a semi-structured questionnaire, which obtained data on socio-demographic, behavioural and reproductive health and risk factors for HIV infection among 404 consenting mothers, of which 178 (44.2%) were mothers between the ages of 15-24 years, who had booked for antenatal care in selected secondary health care centers in the Benue State. They were tested for HIV using an ELISA-based kit. Results: The mean age of the mothers was 18.4 ¦ 7.9 years and 95.2% were married while 79.2% had at least primary level education. Among all the consenting mothers, 61 (15.1%) were HIV positive, with mothers between the ages of 15-24 years having the highest rate (17.4%). Following bivariate analysis, being single, rural/urban location, number of sexual partners in the last one year, previously induced abortion and a large number of sexual partners were significantly associated with HIV infection. The multivariate analysis indicated that between the ages of 20-24 years [Odds ratio OR=1.38 (0.19 - 0.73)], history of other STIs [OR=1.38 (0.04-0.50)]; Polygamous type of marriage [OR=1.88 (0.12- 1.05)] and large number of sexual partners [OR=2.05 (4.30-21.5)] were significantly associated with HIV infection in this study. Conclusion: The presentation will be looking at the results of this study, which have identified that youths are at risk for HIV because of their young age, presence of other sexually transmitted infections and multiple sexual partners. Appropriate and holistic intervention strategies must be directed at these young women and their partners.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:10Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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