Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2013, Page: 32-36
Enrollment of HIV/AIDs Patients In Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State, South East Zone, Nigeria
Nwokeukwu Huldah Ijeoma, Department of Community Medicine, Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
Chuku Abali., Department of Ophthalmology, Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
Emma-Ukaegbu Uloaku, Department of Community Medicine, Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
Nwogu Kelechukwu Chukwudi., Department of Community Medicine, Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
Received: Jun. 19, 2013;       Published: Jun. 20, 2013
DOI: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20130101.13      View  2569      Downloads  79
Abstract
Introduction: Nigeria is one of the countries with high cases of HIV/AIDs and is a resource limited country that depends on donor agencies for control of HIV/AIDs. In Abia state there has been steady increase in the incidence of HIV from 1999 to 2010 in the sentinel survey done. It is therefore necessary to check the enrollment of HIV/AIDs in a tertiary health facility if there is a corresponding increase in the reporting of these cases. Objective: To determine the cases of HIV/AIDs that enrolled into the ART centre Methodology: Review of records in which the data in the ART Centre, Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia was collected from 2008 to 2011 and analyzed with Excel and Epi-Info. Result. The result collected: enrollment of patients 2008 (1436), 2009(948), 2010(679) and 2011(792).Out of total 3855 newly enrolled from 2008 to 2011, 2480 (64.3%) were newly initiated on treatment and transfer in 204(5.3%). Females (62.8%) are more than males (37.2%) p value <.05. Children enrolled were 245 (6.4%) Conclusion: There has been reduction in enrollment of cases from 2008 to 2010 with slight increase in 2011. This showed an inverse proportion of the result from sentinel survey in Abia State. There could be increase in the number of centers treating HIV/AIDs where they are going to or increase in stigmatization and under reporting. Extensive data from other centers in Abia State should be reviewed.
Keywords
Enrollment, HIV/AIDs
To cite this article
Nwokeukwu Huldah Ijeoma, Chuku Abali., Emma-Ukaegbu Uloaku, Nwogu Kelechukwu Chukwudi., Enrollment of HIV/AIDs Patients In Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State, South East Zone, Nigeria, European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, pp. 32-36. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20130101.13
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