AWARENESS AND PRACTICE OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS AND HEPATITIS B VIRUS SCREENING AMONG NIGER-DELTA RESIDENTS
Dr Nwagu Marcellinus Uchechukwu and M I. Ntaji**, ME. Enosolease,***, G N. Bazuaye,***, 0 A: Awodu*** (Published 2018)
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Background: Human Immunodeficiency Virus/HfV) and Hepatitis B Virus(HBV)
infections are global viral diseases with various seroprevalence rates in different parts of
the world. They share similar modes of transmission and are very important in
Aim/Objective: To determine the level of awareness and practice of HIV and Hepatitis B
virus screening among Niger-Delta residents.
Methodology: Semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect information from
residents in Benin and Warri towns of southern Nigeria.
Results: A total of 396 people were surveyed, 94.2% were aware of screening for
mVlHBv; 50.5% had been screened for mv, while 16.7% had been screened for HBV
Conclusion: There is a high level of awareness of HIV and HBV screening among Niger-
Delta residents, but the level of awareness is not commensurate with participation in
screening especially for Hepatitis B Virus.
|Item Type:||Journal article(non-copyrighted)|
|Format:||PDF document, 3.51 MB|
|Department:||Medicine and Surgery|
|Field of Study:||Medicine|
|Uploaded By:||Uwaifo Ferdinand|
|Date Added:||15 Mar 2019 11:00am|
|Last Modified:||15 Mar 2019|
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