American Journal of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease
ISSN (Print): 2333-116X ISSN (Online): 2333-1275 Website: Editor-in-chief: Apply for this position
Open Access
Journal Browser
American Journal of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease. 2018, 6(1), 20-23
DOI: 10.12691/ajeid-6-1-4
Open AccessArticle

HIV Check in Childhood and Layered Suites at Sylvanus Olympio Teatching Hospital of Lome (TOGO)

Akila BASSOWA1, , Ayoko KETEVI1, Baguilane DOUAGUIBE2, Kodjo FIAGNON1, Samadou ABOUBAKARI3 and Koffi AKPADZA1

1Departement of Gynecology and Obstetrique, Sylvanus Olympio Teatching Hospital, University of Lomé, Togo

2Departement of Gynecology and Obstetrique, Campus Teatching Hospital, University of Lomé, Lomé Togo

3Departement of Gynecology and Obstetrique, Kara Teatching Hospital, University of Kara, Kara Togo

Pub. Date: August 17, 2018

Cite this paper:
Akila BASSOWA, Ayoko KETEVI, Baguilane DOUAGUIBE, Kodjo FIAGNON, Samadou ABOUBAKARI and Koffi AKPADZA. HIV Check in Childhood and Layered Suites at Sylvanus Olympio Teatching Hospital of Lome (TOGO). American Journal of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease. 2018; 6(1):20-23. doi: 10.12691/ajeid-6-1-4


Objectives: To reduce the mother-to-child transmission of HIV through routine screening of HIV in the delivery room and after childbirth. Methodology: This is a prospective and descriptive study covering a period of 06 months, conducted from 1st February 2017 to 31 July 2017. The variables studied are those relating to epidemiological, obstetric and neonatal data. Results: The average age in our series was 27 years old. The prevalence of HIV was 2.4%. HIV seroconversion was detected in 06 (0.75%) of the initial parturients who had negative HIV results in early pregnancy. HIV infection was detected in 22 (6.5%) of the 334 parturients whose health status compared to HIV was unknown. Secondary schooling was significantly associated with seroconversion (p <0.05). The proportion of women with unknown HIV status was higher among those who had not received ANC (78.45% of HIV + participants). .All newborns were put under protected breastfeeding. Conclusion: Career-initiated HIV testing or "opt-out" in the workroom could serve as a catch-up strategy in complementarity with the integrated service at the NPC (prenatal consultation) level. By systematically offering it to the maternity ward, the operational coverage of the PMTCT service can be increased.

HIV Lome Togo

Creative CommonsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit


[1]  CRIPS: Situation of HIV in 2015. March 2015. N ° 2. (page consulted on 13/07/16) available on the internet
[2]  UNAIDS. World Report August 2008 available on the internet
[3]  NACP-IST. Progress report on the response to HIV / AIDS in Togo. June 2015.
[4]  NACP. Analysis of the situation of the prevention program for mother-to-child HIV transmission in Togo 2011.
[5]  Dagba KE. Early management of HIV + pregnant women and their children in a protected breastfeeding program in Togo from 2011 to 2013. [Specialty memory, gynecology-obstetrics]. University of Lome; 2013
[6]  PNLS / STIs. Checklist for providers in the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission.2016 version.
[7]  Dembele B. HIV screening in the delivery room at the maternity center of the reference health center of the VDE municipality. February 2009 to January 2010 [thesis of Médécine].University of Bamako in Mali; 2010.
[8]  Doumbia Y, Menin M, Djanhan L et al. Summary of 12 months of PMTCT activities at the Abidjan Abobo General Hospital.2013. Niamey
[9]  Chama CM, Morrupa JY. The safety of elective caesarean section for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV-1. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008; 28 (2): 194-97
[10]  Welky TK, Bulterys M, Welty ER et al. Integrating prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission into routine antenatal care: the key to expansion in Cameroon. J Acquir Immune DeficSyndr. Dec 2005; 40 (4): 486-93.
[11]  White AJ. Polygamy, a bulwark against the AIDS epidemic.Posted on January 19, 2010 at 3 pm available on website: www.és-science-santé/2010-01-19/la-polygamie-un-rempart-contre.
[12]  Mandelbrot L. Pregnancy and HIV infection. HIV edition 2011. Paris. Doin Publisher; 587-614.
[13]  Perez F, Zvandaziva C, Engelsmann B et al. Acceptability of routine HIV testing (“opt-out”) in antenatal services in two rural districts of Zimbabwe.J Acquir Immune DeficSyndr. 2006 Apr 1; 41 (4): 514-20.
[14]  Melo M, Varella I, Castro A et al. HIV voluntary counseling and testing of couples during maternal labor and delivery: the TRIPAI Couples study. Sex Transm Dis. 2013; 40 (9): 704-9.
[15]  Muchedzi A, Chandisarewa W, Keatinge J et al. Factors associated with access to HIV care and treatment in rural Zimbabwe. J Int AIDS Soc. 2010 Oct 6; 13: 38.
[16]  Pai NP, Barick R, JP Tulsky et al. Impact of round-the-clock, rapid oral fluid HIV testing of women in rural India. PLoS Med. 2008; 5 (5).
[17]  Binyerem CU, Chris OA, Korede W et al. The Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection among Pregnant Women in the Neglected Status of Pregnancy in a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria.Afr J Reprod Health. 2015; 19 (3): 137-143.
[18]  Dreyfuss ML, Msamanga GI, Spiegelman D et al. Determinant of low birth weight among HIV infected pregnant women in Tanzania. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2001; 74: 814-26.