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Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among women attending antenatal clinics in Tanga, north eastern Tanzania

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title = "Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among women attending antenatal clinics in Tanga, north eastern Tanzania",
abstract = "This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women in Tanga, Tanzania. Retrospective data on syphilis and HIV status during 2008-2010 were collected from antenatal clinic (ANC) records. Prospective data were collected from HIV-infected (n = 105) and HIV-uninfected pregnant women (n = 100) attending ANCs between April 2009 and August 2010. Syphilis prevalence showed a declining trend (3.1%, 1.4% and 1.3%), while HIV prevalence was stable (6.1%, 6.4% and 5.4%) during 2008-2010. HIV-infected women had significantly higher prevalence of trichomoniasis (18.8% versus 5.0%; P <0.003) and candidiasis (16.5% versus 2.0%; P <0.001) while the higher rate of gonorrhoea (3.5% versus 0%; P = 0.095) was not statistically significant when compared with HIV-uninfected women. There were no statistically significant differences in prevalence of chlamydial infection (0% versus 3.0%; P = 0.156) or syphilis (2.4% versus 3.0%; P = 1) between HIV-infected and uninfected women. Other STIs were common in both HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women.",
keywords = "Adolescent, Adult, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Prenatal Diagnosis, Prevalence, Prospective Studies, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tanzania, Young Adult",
author = "M Chiduo and {Persson Theilgaard}, Zahra and V Bakari and F Mtatifikolo and I Bygbjerg and L Flanholc and J Gerstoft and Christiansen, {C B} and M Lemnge and Katzenstein, {T L}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1258/ijsa.2011.011312",
language = "English",
volume = "23",
pages = "325--9",
journal = "International Journal of STD and AIDS",
issn = "0956-4624",
publisher = "Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd",
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T1 - Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among women attending antenatal clinics in Tanga, north eastern Tanzania

AU - Chiduo, M

AU - Persson Theilgaard, Zahra

AU - Bakari, V

AU - Mtatifikolo, F

AU - Bygbjerg, I

AU - Flanholc, L

AU - Gerstoft, J

AU - Christiansen, C B

AU - Lemnge, M

AU - Katzenstein, T L

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women in Tanga, Tanzania. Retrospective data on syphilis and HIV status during 2008-2010 were collected from antenatal clinic (ANC) records. Prospective data were collected from HIV-infected (n = 105) and HIV-uninfected pregnant women (n = 100) attending ANCs between April 2009 and August 2010. Syphilis prevalence showed a declining trend (3.1%, 1.4% and 1.3%), while HIV prevalence was stable (6.1%, 6.4% and 5.4%) during 2008-2010. HIV-infected women had significantly higher prevalence of trichomoniasis (18.8% versus 5.0%; P <0.003) and candidiasis (16.5% versus 2.0%; P <0.001) while the higher rate of gonorrhoea (3.5% versus 0%; P = 0.095) was not statistically significant when compared with HIV-uninfected women. There were no statistically significant differences in prevalence of chlamydial infection (0% versus 3.0%; P = 0.156) or syphilis (2.4% versus 3.0%; P = 1) between HIV-infected and uninfected women. Other STIs were common in both HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women.

AB - This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women in Tanga, Tanzania. Retrospective data on syphilis and HIV status during 2008-2010 were collected from antenatal clinic (ANC) records. Prospective data were collected from HIV-infected (n = 105) and HIV-uninfected pregnant women (n = 100) attending ANCs between April 2009 and August 2010. Syphilis prevalence showed a declining trend (3.1%, 1.4% and 1.3%), while HIV prevalence was stable (6.1%, 6.4% and 5.4%) during 2008-2010. HIV-infected women had significantly higher prevalence of trichomoniasis (18.8% versus 5.0%; P <0.003) and candidiasis (16.5% versus 2.0%; P <0.001) while the higher rate of gonorrhoea (3.5% versus 0%; P = 0.095) was not statistically significant when compared with HIV-uninfected women. There were no statistically significant differences in prevalence of chlamydial infection (0% versus 3.0%; P = 0.156) or syphilis (2.4% versus 3.0%; P = 1) between HIV-infected and uninfected women. Other STIs were common in both HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women.

KW - Adolescent

KW - Adult

KW - Female

KW - HIV Infections

KW - Humans

KW - Pregnancy

KW - Pregnancy Complications, Infectious

KW - Prenatal Diagnosis

KW - Prevalence

KW - Prospective Studies

KW - Sexually Transmitted Diseases

KW - Tanzania

KW - Young Adult

U2 - 10.1258/ijsa.2011.011312

DO - 10.1258/ijsa.2011.011312

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 22648885

VL - 23

SP - 325

EP - 329

JO - International Journal of STD and AIDS

JF - International Journal of STD and AIDS

SN - 0956-4624

IS - 5

ER -

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