Syphilis among people with HIV infection in southern Ethiopia: sero-prevalence and risk factors

@inproceedings{Shimelis2015SyphilisAP,
  title={Syphilis among people with HIV infection in southern Ethiopia: sero-prevalence and risk factors},
  author={Techalew Shimelis and Kinfe Lemma and Henock Ambachew and Endale Tadesse},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Syphilis facilitates both HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission and acquisition, reflecting the complex interplay between the two infections. Scarce information exists regarding syphilis epidemiology in Ethiopian context. Thus, this study determined the sero-prevalence of syphilis and associated risk factors in people with HIV infection. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted at Hawassa Referral Hospital, southern Ethiopia from January to May, 2014. A consecutive… CONTINUE READING
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