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|Title: ||Seroprevalence of Herpes simplex Virus type-2 Among Patients Attending the Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic in Jos, Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Aqabi, Yusuf A.|
Banwat, Edmund B.
Mawak, John D.
Lar, Patricia M.
Dashen, Michael M.
Adoqa, Moses P.
Aqabi, Felicia Y.
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Publisher: ||Journal of Infection in Developing Countries|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol.4;No.9;Pp 570-575|
|Abstract: ||Background: Infection with Herpes Simplex Virus Type-? (1ISV-2) is the primary cause of genital herpes and the most common cause of
genital ulcer disease «(ilID) worldwide. There is little information on the prevalence of IISV-2 in Nigeria.
Methodology' Specimens were collected trom 162 volunteers attending Jos lIniversity Teaching Hospital and tested tor HSV-2 antibodies
using HSV-2 Type specific IgC, FlA test kit (Globalerned l.LC Alexandria VA.lJSA) Data were analyzed using SPSS version 13.0. P values
~ 0.05 were considered signi ficant. numhr
Results: Out of the 162 individuals tested. 141 (87.0%) were HSV-2 positive. Infected individuals were more likely to be male than female
(92.8% versus 86.4%: P > 0.(5). There were high rates of infection in all age groups. and the prevalence increased with age. However.
multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that IISV-2 prcv ulencc \\C1S not signilicantly associated with increasing age. sex. marital
status. occupation. educational status. and number 01' sex partners (P ~ 0.05).
Conclusions: The results highlight the potential public health impact of IISV-2 in Nigeria when: anti-HSV-2 testing is not generally
performed in all populations. especinlly considering the risk or nconutul transmission and the attendant complications at birth.|
|Appears in Collections:||Medical Microbiology|
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