Prevalence of Veneral Syphilis Among Youth Aged Between 18-35 Years Attending Kisenye Health Centre IV, Kampala District.

Authors

  • Ronald Magezi Nsambya School of Medical Laboratory Technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51168/sjhrafrica.v2i9.51

Keywords:

Prevalence of Veneral syphilis , Kampala district

Abstract

Background:

Syphilis is an infection caused by a spirochete Treponema pallidum transmitted by direct contact with a syphilitic sore on the skin and in the mucous membrane. The study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of venereal syphilis among youth aged between 18- 35years, it also assessed the predisposing factors, prevention, and control measures of venereal syphilis

 Methodology:

This was a cross-sectional study conducted among 96 respondents in Kisenyi Health Centre IV between the month of January and February 2020. A simple random sampling method was used to select the 96 respondents whereby the respondents were selected on a first come first serve basis. The questionnaire interview schedule was used for data collection, Venous blood was collected and the Treponema pallidum hem-agglutination assay test kits were used in the diagnosis.

Results:

Out of the 96 respondents who were enrolled in study 20(20.8%) were males and 76(76.2%) were females. The majority of the respondents who were affected were females 04(4.2%) in the age (18-35). The most predisposing factors to venereal syphilis was Ignorance, the use of drugs, poverty, co-infection, little knowledge about the use of a condom, as well as urban residence were also revealed to be some of the predisposing factors to acquire the disease.

Conclusion:

 the prevalence of venereal syphilis in kisenyi health centre IV was found to be higher among the youth especially between the age of 18-25 years.

Recommendations:

The health care providers should do thorough assessments to address common diseases especially cases of venereal syphilis among the youth between 18-35 years.

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Published

2021-09-30

How to Cite

Magezi, R. (2021). Prevalence of Veneral Syphilis Among Youth Aged Between 18-35 Years Attending Kisenye Health Centre IV, Kampala District. Student’s Journal of Health Research Africa, 2(9), 10. https://doi.org/10.51168/sjhrafrica.v2i9.51

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Section of Serology and Immunochemistry