Prevalence of HIV infection among trauma patients admitted to Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania and its influence on outcome.

@article{Mayala2010PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of HIV infection among trauma patients admitted to Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania and its influence on outcome.},
  author={Virgnia Mayala and Stephen E Mshana and Phillipo L. Chalya and Ramash M Dass and Samwel E Kalluvya},
  journal={Tanzania journal of health research},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={222-8}
}
HIV infection, a major health problem worldwide, has been reported to be prevalent in trauma patients, thus presents an occupational hazard to health care workers who care for these patients. The purpose of this study was to establish the prevalence of HIV among trauma patients in our setting and to compare the outcome of these patients who are HIV positive with those who are HIV negative. This was a descriptive cross sectional study involving trauma patients aged 11 years and above, admitted… CONTINUE READING

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