Dengue and malaria are infections, of great public health concern, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where the burden of HIV infection is high. This study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of dengue virus IgG antibodies and dengue/malaria coinfection among febrile HIV-infected patients attending the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Of the 178 screened participants, 44.4% were seropositive for dengue virus IgG antibody, whereas 29.2% were positive for Plasmodium falciparum. About 44.2% were positive for both dengue virus andP. falciparum. There was a statistical association between anti-dengue IgG and occupation (p=0.03) but not with age, residential area, educational level and patients’ gender (p>0.05). Seroprevalence of anti-dengue specific IgG was relatively higher in participants who adopted protective measures. There was a statistical association between seroprevalence of anti-dengue IgG and adoption of preventive measures (p<0.05).
Jelili Olaide Mustapha, Anthony Uchenna Emeribe, and Idris Abdullahi Nasir
#2017 #HIV #Maleria
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