David Kiragu

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OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of a syphilis control programme of pregnant women on pregnancy outcome in Kenya. METHOD Women who came to deliver to Pumwani Maternity Hospital (PMH) between April 1997 and March 1998 were tested for syphilis. Reactive rapid plasma reagin (RPR) tests were titrated and confirmed with treponema haemagglutination test (TPHA).(More)
We examined partner notification among syphilitic pregnant women in Nairobi. At delivery, 377 women were found to be rapid plasma reagin (RPR) reactive. Data were available for 94% of the partners of women who were tested during pregnancy; over 67% of the partners had received syphilis treatment while 23% had not sought treatment mainly because they felt(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess adverse pregnancy outcome associated with maternal syphilis and congenital syphilis rate based on FTA-ABS-19s-IgM. DESIGN Descriptive cross-sectional study. SETTING Pumwani Maternity Hospital (PMH), the largest maternity unit in Nairobi, Kenya. SUBJECTS Rapid Plasma Reagin reactive women and their live born infants. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
During an ongoing study investigating the impact of maternal HIV infection on pregnancy outcome at a large maternity hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, asymptomatic HIV positive women who had recently delivered were informed of their HIV sero-status and counselled by a trained nurse regarding contraception and reproductive behaviour in a single session. Both HIV(More)
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