Acta Scientific Microbiology

Research Article Volume 1 Issue 2

Current Sociodemographics of HIV Infected Adults in Lagos, Nigeria

Munirah Y Jinadu1*, Endurance E Aghahowa2, Oluwadamilola O Ogunsina3 and Adesola Z Musa4

1Consultant Physician, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
2Senior Medical Officer, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
3Medical Officer, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
4Chief Statistician, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Munirah Y Jinadu, Consultant Physician, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

Received: December 04, 2017; Published: January 17, 2018

DOI: 10.31080/ASMI.2018.01.0014

Citation: Munirah Y Jinadu., et al. “Current Sociodemographics of HIV Infected Adults in Lagos, Nigeria””. Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.2 (2018).

Abstract

  The sociodemographics of HIV/AIDS over the years has changed with increasingly effective antiretroviral therapy. This cross-sec - tional study examines the characteristics of 395 randomly selected adults receiving HIV care at the largest HIV care centre in Lagos.

  Results revealed ageing of the group with the greater disease burden to 35 - 44 years (47%). Females (68%) now have over twice the disease burden of males (32%). 83% of the respondents had a minimum secondary education. More than wo thirds of the study population (71%) were married and 41% work in sales and services (41.5%).

  Regular review of sociodemographics is needed to ensure that health education and better care are better defined for the popula - tion in need.

Keywords: Sociodemographics; HIV/AIDS; Lagos

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Copyright: © 2018 Munirah Y Jinadu., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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