Sero-epidemiology of HIV infection among abandoned babies in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  title={Sero-epidemiology of HIV infection among abandoned babies in Port Harcourt, Nigeria},
  author={Godfrey C. Akani and Osaro N Erhabor},
Background: HIV infection is endemic in Nigeria and is an important cause of infant mortality and morbidity. This study was undertaken to determine the sero-epidemiology of HIV among abandoned babies in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Methods: One hundred and forty (n = 140) consecutively recruited abandoned babies mean age 11.5 ± 24.1 weeks made up to 79 males and 61 females, referred to the HIV screening unit from motherless babies home in Port Harcourt for pre-adoption HIV screening within a five… CONTINUE READING


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