[sero-epidemiology of congenital syphilis in kinshasa, zaire].between march 1 and may 31, 1988, 314 mother-baby couples have been tested for syphilis at confinement in two large hospitals of kinshasa (hôpital mama yemo and clinique de ngaliema). the study used in first instance the veneral disease research laboratory (vdrl) test. when positive, the results were verified quantitatively with the treponema pallidum hemagglutination (tpha) reaction. the prevalence levels obtained were low: 0.9% in the newborns and 1.6% in the mothers. in spite of the relative ...19892629645
voluntary blood donor recruitment: a strategy to reduce transmission of hiv-1, hepatitis-b and syphilis in kinshasa, zaïre.we evaluated the use of voluntary blood donor recruitment in kinshasa, zaïre, as a means of reducing transmission of hiv-1 and other infectious agents by blood transfusion. between january 1, 1989, and april 7, 1989, 2,237 blood donors were enrolled in the study at the transfusion centre of the mama yemo hospital. each donor was tested for antibodies to hiv-1 confirmed by ifa and western blot, treponema pallidum, antibodies to hepatitis b virus (hbv) core antigen and screened for the presence of ...19902210866
low prevalence of hiv and other selected sexually transmitted infections in 2004 in pregnant women from kinshasa, the democratic republic of the congo.this study examined the prevalence of hiv and other sexually transmitted infections (stis) in pregnant women in kinshasa, the democratic republic of the congo (drc). between april and july 2004, antenatal attendees at two of the largest maternity clinics in kinshasa were tested to identify hiv status, syphilis, chlamydia trachomatis (ct) and neisseria gonorrhoeae (ng). hiv seroprevalence was 1.9% in 2082 women. with pcr techniques, ct and ng infections were also uncommon in the first 529 women ( ...200818028581
hiv infection and risk factors among the armed forces personnel stationed in kinshasa, democratic republic of congo.despite recent declines in hiv incidence, sub-saharan africa remains the most heavily affected region in the global hiv/aids epidemic. estimates of hiv prevalence in african military personnel are scarce and inconsistent. we conducted a serosurvey between june and september 2007 among 4043 armed forces personnel of the democratic republic of congo (fardc) stationed in kinshasa, democratic republic of congo (drc) to determine the prevalence of hiv and syphilis infections and describe associated r ...201524828556
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