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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-101

The trend of hiv/aids in adults in the Sokoto area of Nigeria

Department of Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

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C H Njoku
Department of Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto
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Since the first case of AIDS was diagnosed at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) Sok oto in June 1993, there has been a steady increase in the number of cases seen in each succeeding year. A total of 35 cases of A IDS wereseenat UDUTH, made up of26 males (74.29%) and 9 females (25.71%). The patients were aged between 17 years and 50 years. The indigenous population contributed 74.29% of the cases while the rest had their origin from other parts of the country. .57% of the patients were civil servants. 25.7 1% were business men, /4.30% were housewives, 5.7 1% had no and 2.86% were long distance drivers. The most common-clinical features were weight loss 82.86%, Chronic diarrhoea and prolonged fever (68.57%) respectively, persistent cough 48.5 7%, oropharyngeal candidiasis 28.57% and generalized lymphadenopathy 28. 57%.

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