The sero-prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in patients attending STD clinic at National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria was determined from two hundred sera collected from patients. The result showed that 31 (16.5%) were HIV positive as antibodies to HIV was found in their sera. The age distribution revealed that the highest prevalence of HIV antibodies was found in the age group of 21 - 30 years (7%), followed by the age group of 10 - 20 years (4%). The lowest prevalence of HIV antibodies was found in the age group of 41 - 50 years (1.5%). Generally, unique association of sexually transmitted disease and HIV was found among the STD patients. It can be concluded that the sero-prevalence of HIV among STD patients particularly the young, is very high. The youths should continuously be educated world wide about HIV pandemic and methods of prevention.
Key words: STDs, HIV, prevalence, Abuja, Nigeria.
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