Seroepidemiology Of HIV In Moyamba District, Sierra Leone, 2013-2016

Type Journal Article - Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research
Title Seroepidemiology Of HIV In Moyamba District, Sierra Leone, 2013-2016
Volume 8
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 66-72
HIV infection is one of the health problems plaguing resource-poor countries. There are limited data on the
prevalence in remote towns and districts. In this study, we aimed at investigating the seroprevalence of HIV in
Moyamba District using data from voluntary counseling and testing(VCT), prevention of mother-to-child
transmission of HIV(PMCT) and from blood donors from 2013 to 2016.
The seroprevalence of HIV from VCT was 2.87%(357/12434) for the four years, 2013 to 2016. Seroprevalence
from PMCT was 0.91%(153/16,745) while the prevalence from healthy blood donors was 1.53%(27/1756).
Overall, 537 persons tested positive for HIV out of 30,935 persons tested in Moyamba from 2013 to 2016 with
a prevalence of 1.74(95%CI:1.6-1.89%).
Statistically, our result is significantly different from the results of the DHS where HIV
seroprevalence was reported at 1.0% in Moyamba(P<0.001).
Our result provides an update on the HIV situation in Moyamba and shows an epidemic that is consistent with
the national seroprevalence of 1.5%.

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