Babatunde A Ahonsi

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OBJECTIVE Injecting drug use is now recognized as a significant risk factor for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. We evaluated prevalence and correlates of HIV among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Nigeria. METHODS A cross sectional design using respondent driven sampling was conducted in six states in 2010. Weighted HIV prevalence and injecting risk behaviors(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a new low-cost strategy for the introduction of magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) for preeclampsia and eclampsia in low-resource areas will result in improved maternal and perinatal outcomes. Doctors and midwives from ten hospitals in Kano, Nigeria, were trained on the use of MgSO4. The trained health workers later(More)
BACKGROUND This study provides population-based estimates of HIV prevalence and factors associated with HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in 3 large cities in Nigeria. We aimed to increase the knowledge base of the evolving HIV epidemic among MSM, highlight risk factors that may fuel the epidemic, and inform future HIV prevention packages.(More)
BACKGROUND Female sex workers (FSWs) account for about 20% of new HIV infections in Nigeria. We estimated the change in HIV prevalence and sexual risk behaviors between 2 consecutive rounds of integrated biological and behavioral surveillance surveys (IBBSSs) and determined correlates of HIV transmission among FSWs. METHODS In 2007 and 2010, HIV(More)
By centralising sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights, gender equality and adolescent empowerment within sustainable development, the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) marked a turning point in the struggles of Nigerian women, adolescents and youth for improved access to quality maternal health, sexually(More)
This study assessed the level of internalized homophobia and associated factors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Nigeria. Using respondent driven sampling, MSM were recruited in Lagos and Ibadan between July and September, 2006. Internalized homophobia was assessed as a negative composite score using an 11-item scale. A total of 1,125 MSM were(More)
INTRODUCTION Face-to-face (FTF) interviews are the most frequently used means of obtaining information on sexual and drug injecting behaviours from men who have sex with men (MSM) and men who inject drugs (MWID). However, accurate information on these behaviours may be difficult to elicit because of sociocultural hostility towards these populations and the(More)
CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN WOMEN’S SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND HIV RISKS Post-conflict transitions are very complex and context-determined. However, they can be usefully broken down into three broad, sometimes overlapping, phases: emergency and stabilization (0-11 months post-armed conflict), transition and recovery (12-47 months after the cessation of war), and(More)
BACKGROUND Use of modern contraceptive methods in Nigeria remained at 10% between 2008 and 2013 despite substantive investments in family planning services. Many women in their first postpartum year, in particular, have an unmet need for family planning. We evaluated use of postpartum intrauterine device (IUD) insertion and determined factors associated(More)
Background: Evidence has shown that Magnesium Sulphate (MgSo4) is the gold standard for treating severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (SPE/E), and calls for its widespread use at all levels of health service delivery, including the primary care level. Objective: To determine if administering loading dose of MgSo4 on pregnant women with severe preeclampsia and(More)