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From June 1994 to July 1996, 4100 pregnant women living in Yaounde, Cameroon, were tested for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and syphilis. The HIV seroprevalence was 4.2% (95% confidence interval (CI): 3.6%-4.8%), and that of antibodies to Treponema pallidum was 17.4% (95% CI: 16.3%-18.6%) (HIV infection was twice as common in women with(More)
The prevalence of infections which have deleterious effects to either the mother or the fetus during pregnancy are unknown in Cameroon. To formulate appropriate antenatal screening policies for the Central Mother and Child Clinic in Yaounde, we tested random sera obtained from 1,014 stored samples previously obtained from pregnant women. One hundred and(More)
From April 1988 to March 1989, 903 randomly chosen children were examined in the Maternal and Child Health Department of the Central Hospital of Yaounde (Cameroon) to determine the importance of malaria in general morbidity, the relation between clinical symptoms and parasite densities and to have some idea of the population's self-medication behaviour. We(More)
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