P3.210 HIV and Syphilis Co-Infection in Patients Attending AAR Health Services Clinic in Uganda

W L Bakaluba
2013 Sexually Transmitted Infections  
the last year, 18% with a new partner. Condom use with sexual intercourse was reported at 37% every time, 26% sometimes and 37% never. 63.5% of women reported ever having an STI. Specifically; herpes 31%, condylomas 29%, chlamydia 22%, gonorrhoea 15%, trichomonas 13% and syphilis 9%. Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine predictors associated with history of an STI. Compared to black women, white women (OR = 2.4, p < 0.02) and aboriginal women (OR = 7.9, p < 0.01) were more
more » ... ely to report an STI. Older women were less likely (OR = 0.5/5 years, p = 0.02) and women who had been sexually active for longer were more likely to report an STI (OR = 2.5, p = 0.001). Conclusion A reported history of STI infection was notably higher in aboriginal and white women compared to black women. Younger women and those with more years of sexual activity were also more likely to report a prior STI. Despite a substantive history of STI's once engaged in HIV care a significantly lower incidence of concurrent active STI's was observed in this population of women.
doi:10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.0667 fatcat:neu6brzakvdodiq4fcqxbenqke