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Sero Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus among Some Fresh Nigerian Graduates

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Author(s): N.C. Nwachukwu | A. Orji

Journal: Research Journal of Immunology
ISSN 1994-7909

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 51;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: HIV/AIDS | sero prevalence | sexual intercourse | Graduates | Universities

ABSTRACT
The objectives of this prospective study were to identify the infection rates of human immunodeficiency virus among different age groups, sex, of fresh Nigerian Graduates, generate data for intensive campaign against the dreaded HIV/AIDS in high institutions of Learning. We determined the HIV prevalence among young Nigeria graduates, who are currently carrying out their one-year National Youth service. In a cross section, a registrar was opened and these graduates willingly visited the register for free HIV testing and counseling. We evaluated the prevalence rates from October-November, 2007. Positive patients were referred to nearby treatment centers. Out of 167 fresh graduates, 8 (4.79%) had HIV infection and all of them do not have any prior information about their HIV statues. We recommend that Government and non-Governmental bodies introduce free HIV testing and counseling in Universities in the world and campaigns against HIV/AIDS should also be directed to Universities where most of the sexually-active lie.
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