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HIV prevalence and uptake of HIV/AIDS services among youths (15–24 Years) in fishing and neighboring communities of Kasensero, Rakai District, South Western Uganda

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Title
HIV prevalence and uptake of HIV/AIDS services among youths (15–24 Years) in fishing and neighboring communities of Kasensero, Rakai District, South Western Uganda
Published in
BMC Public Health, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4166-2
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Richardson Mafigiri, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Fredrick Edward Makumbi, Anthony Ndyanabo, Doreen Nabukalu, Moses Sakor, Godfrey Kigozi, Fred Nalugoda, Rhoda K. Wanyenze

Abstract

Although fishing communities have a significantly higher HIV prevalence than the general population, there is paucity of data on the burden of HIV and service utilization, particularly among the youth. We assessed the HIV prevalence and utilization of HIV prevention and treatment services among youth in Kasensero fishing community and the neighboring communities. Data were derived from the Rakai Community Cohort Study (RCCS) surveys conducted between 2013 and 2014. The RCCS is a population-based household survey that collects data annually from individuals aged 15-49 years, resident in 48 communities in Rakai and neighboring districts in Uganda. For this analysis, socio-demographic, behavioral and HIV-related data were obtained for 792 individuals aged 15-24 years. We used logistic regression to conduct bivariate and multivariable analysis to determine the factors that are independently associated with HIV-positive status and their corresponding 95% confidence intervals. Data were analyzed using STATA version 13. Overall HIV prevalence was 19.7% (n = 155); higher in Kasensero (n = 141; 25.1%) and Gwanda (n = 8; 11%) than in Kyebe (n = 6; 3.9%), p < 0.001 and among females (n = 112; 26.0%) than males (n = 43; 12.0%), p < 0.001. Uptake of HIV testing was high in both HIV-positive (n = 136; 89.5%) and HIV-negative youth (n = 435; 92%). Consistent condom use was virtually non-existent in HIV-positive youth (n = 1; 0.6%) compared to HIV-negative youth (n = 20; 4.2%). Only 22.4% (n = 34) of the HIV-positive youth were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2013-2014; higher in the HIV-positive females (n = 31; 28.4%) than HIV-positive males (n = 03; 6.7%). Slightly more than half of males (n = 134; 53.8%) reported that they were circumcised; the proportion of circumcised youth was higher among HIV-negative males (n = 122; 58%) than HIV-positive males (n = 12; 27.9%). Factors significantly associated with HIV-positive status included living in Kasensero landing site (adjusted Odds Ratio [aOR] = 5.0; 95%CI: 2.22-13.01) and reporting one (aOR = 5.0; 95%CI: 1.33-15.80) or 2+ sexual partners in the past 12 months (aOR = 11.0; 95% CI; 3.04-36.72). The prevalence of HIV is high especially among young females and in landing site communities than in the peripheral communities. Uptake of HIV prevention and treatment services is very low. There is an urgent need for youth-friendly services in these communities.

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Unknown 193 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 47 24%
Student > Bachelor 25 13%
Researcher 19 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 9%
Student > Postgraduate 10 5%
Other 32 17%
Unknown 43 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 38 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 32 17%
Social Sciences 26 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 4%
Engineering 5 3%
Other 31 16%
Unknown 54 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 May 2017.
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#4,470,080
of 16,597,904 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#4,832
of 11,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#85,801
of 269,661 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#2
of 11 outputs
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