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HIV Risk Factors among Pregnant Women in a Rural Nigerian Hospital

This cross-sectional study of 350 pregnant women in rural Nigeria demonstrated that HIV infection was independently associated with suspecting their partner of extramarital sex, post-primary education, multiple sexual partners and cigarette smoking by a partner.


Objective: Specific risk behaviours and practices promote the spread of HIV/AIDS. Identification of those at risk of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is an important step toward prevention of both vertical and horizontal transmission of HIV. This study sought to identify risk factors for HIV infection in pregnant women attending a rural antenatal clinic in Northern Nigerian.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013
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