ANC surveillance research. Yusufu Kumogola, Emma Slaymaker, Raphael Isingo, Julius Mngara, Basia Zaba, John Changalucha and Mark Urassa . TAZAMA / NACP seminar, Dar-es-Salaam, September 19 th 2008. Structure of presentation.
Yusufu Kumogola, Emma Slaymaker, Raphael Isingo, Julius Mngara, Basia Zaba, John Changalucha and Mark Urassa
TAZAMA / NACP seminar,
Dar-es-Salaam, September 19th 2008
Background: date of birth, residence, education, parity, date of last birth, survival of last born
Clinic choice: previous clinic attendance, transport, reason for using this clinic
Father of the baby: is she married to father, his age and residence, does he have other wives / girlfriends
Sexual behaviour: age at first sex, age at first marriage, other partners apart from father of the baby
Test history: ever had VCT or syphilis test before
no names used !
Questionnaire completed in clinic
RPR test done in clinic
HIV test done at NIMR
HIV prevalence was higher in rural roadside clinics and Mwanza city (10% to 13%) than in remote rural clinics and Magu town (6% to 9%)
But syphilis was more prevalent in remote rural and roadside clinics (15% to 21%) compared to city and town clinics (9% to 10%): suggesting higher use of antibiotics in urban areas?
Women who spent more years sexually active before getting married were at higher risk of HIV infection.
Simple questions about age at first sex and age at first marriage can provide useful data for community advocacy