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Sero-prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in pregnant women in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
There is an intermediate prevalence (4.3%) of HBV infection in pregnant women in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and the need to institute public health measures to reduce disease burden and transmission is advocated.
Rate, pattern and barriers of HIV serostatus disclosure in a resource-limited setting in the Niger delta of Nigeria
There is need for the re-intensification of interventional measure that combines provider, patients and community education particularly in the aspect of anti-stigma campaign, partner notification and skill building to facilitate appropriate HIV serostatus disclosure.
Emergency contraception: knowledge and perception of female undergraduates in the niger delta of Nigeria.
The awareness and use of emergency contraception amongst female undergraduates in Niger Delta region of Nigeria is low and prompt education of this group of students in Emergency Contraception should be encouraged with emphasis on available methods and correct timing of use.
Prevalence and determinants of utero-vaginal prolase in southern Nigeria
A retrospective review of service delivery records of 21 women who presented with u-v prolapse at the gynaecological unit of University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital found that there is a need for public health education geared towards enlightening the populace on the need for antenatal care and supervised hospital delivery.
Rates and Predictors of Episiotomy in Nigerian Women
Background: Despite many years of it being practised, episiotomy has remained controversial operation. Objectives: To determine (1) the rates of episiotomies in two tertiary care Nigerian obstetric
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected subjects in a resource -- limited setting in the Niger Delta of Nigeria.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the factors militating against adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected individuals in the resource - limited setting of the Niger Delta of Nigeria and identified the following as factors associated with nonadherence.
Sero-prevalence of hepatitis C antibodies in pregnant women in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Preliminary data on HCV epidemiology in pregnant women in Port Harcourt, Nigeria is provided to provide some preliminary data on this pandemic, with most of those infected thought to be in developing countries, including sub-Saharan Africa.
Pre-marital HIV testing in couples from faith-based organisations: experience in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
The findings prompt a wake-up call for faith-based organizations (FBOs) to urgently initiate or be more receptive of measures that emphasize behavioural and social changes amongst members to enable them cope with the challenges of HIV/AIDS.
An assessment of high risk sexual behaviour and HIV transmission among migrant oil workers in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria.
This study confirms the existence of high risk sexual behaviour (HRSB) among migrant oil workers in the Niger delta and recommends interventionist and prevention programmes on this group which appear to be pivotal in the transmission and spread of HIV/AIDS in this environment.
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of General Medical Practitioners In Port Harcourt Towards The Prevention Of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV.
The Private General Practitioners in Port Harcourt were not well informed on practical aspects of prevention of MTCT of HIV/AIDS and showed a discriminatory attitude towards HIV positive pregnant women.