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Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among women attending antenatal clinics in Tanga, north eastern Tanzania

Chiduo, M.; Theilgaard, Z. P.; Bakari, V.; Mtatifikolo, F.; Bygbjerg, I.; Flamholc, Leo LU ; Gerstoft, J.; Christiansen, C. B.; Lemnge, M. and Katzeristein, T. L. (2012) In International Journal of Std and Aids 23(5). p.325-329
Abstract
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women in Tanga, Tanzania. Retrospective data on syphilis and HIV status during 2008-2010 were collected from antenatal clinic (ANC) records. Prospective data were collected from HIV-infected (n = 105) and HIV-uninfected pregnant women (n = 100) attending ANCs between April 2009 and August 2010. Syphilis prevalence showed a declining trend (3.1%, 1.4% and 1.3%), while HIV prevalence was stable (6.1%, 6.4% and 5.4%) during 2008-2010. HIV-infected women had significantly higher prevalence of trichomoniasis (18.8% versus 5.0%; P < 0.003) and candidiasis (16.5% versus 2.0%; P < 0.001) while the higher rate of... (More)
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women in Tanga, Tanzania. Retrospective data on syphilis and HIV status during 2008-2010 were collected from antenatal clinic (ANC) records. Prospective data were collected from HIV-infected (n = 105) and HIV-uninfected pregnant women (n = 100) attending ANCs between April 2009 and August 2010. Syphilis prevalence showed a declining trend (3.1%, 1.4% and 1.3%), while HIV prevalence was stable (6.1%, 6.4% and 5.4%) during 2008-2010. HIV-infected women had significantly higher prevalence of trichomoniasis (18.8% versus 5.0%; P < 0.003) and candidiasis (16.5% versus 2.0%; P < 0.001) while the higher rate of gonorrhoea (3.5% versus 0%; P = 0.095) was not statistically significant when compared with HIV-uninfected women. There were no statistically significant differences in prevalence of chlamydial infection (0% versus 3.0%; P = 0.156) or syphilis (2.4% versus 3.0%; P = 1) between HIV-infected and uninfected women. Other STIs were common in both HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women. (Less)
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HIV, pregnancy, women, antenatal screening, sexually transmitted, infections, Africa
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International Journal of Std and Aids
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23
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5
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325 - 329
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Royal Society of Medicine Press
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0956-4624
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10.1258/ijsa.2011.011312
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English
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  abstract     = {This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women in Tanga, Tanzania. Retrospective data on syphilis and HIV status during 2008-2010 were collected from antenatal clinic (ANC) records. Prospective data were collected from HIV-infected (n = 105) and HIV-uninfected pregnant women (n = 100) attending ANCs between April 2009 and August 2010. Syphilis prevalence showed a declining trend (3.1%, 1.4% and 1.3%), while HIV prevalence was stable (6.1%, 6.4% and 5.4%) during 2008-2010. HIV-infected women had significantly higher prevalence of trichomoniasis (18.8% versus 5.0%; P &lt; 0.003) and candidiasis (16.5% versus 2.0%; P &lt; 0.001) while the higher rate of gonorrhoea (3.5% versus 0%; P = 0.095) was not statistically significant when compared with HIV-uninfected women. There were no statistically significant differences in prevalence of chlamydial infection (0% versus 3.0%; P = 0.156) or syphilis (2.4% versus 3.0%; P = 1) between HIV-infected and uninfected women. Other STIs were common in both HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women.},
  author       = {Chiduo, M. and Theilgaard, Z. P. and Bakari, V. and Mtatifikolo, F. and Bygbjerg, I. and Flamholc, Leo and Gerstoft, J. and Christiansen, C. B. and Lemnge, M. and Katzeristein, T. L.},
  issn         = {0956-4624},
  keyword      = {HIV,pregnancy,women,antenatal screening,sexually transmitted,infections,Africa},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {325--329},
  publisher    = {Royal Society of Medicine Press},
  series       = {International Journal of Std and Aids},
  title        = {Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among women attending antenatal clinics in Tanga, north eastern Tanzania},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/ijsa.2011.011312},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2012},
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