MWELO LINGEBA Jules1*, NGIMBA Michel1, NZINGULA PHASI Olivier1, LUVANDU MBENZA Maguy3, MISENGABU MBUYAMBA Nicole 2, KODONDI KULE KOTO Fridolin1

HIV Prevalence in Premarital Examinations
HIV is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in humans. This is a global public health problem. In this study, we determined the prevalence of HIV in pre-marital exams in the city of Kinshasa. Hundred sixty seven (167) subjects participated in this study for pre-marital examinations at the Biochemistry - Hematological Laboratory of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Kinshasa from January 2019 to March 2019. HIV diagnosis was done by combining two methods: TDR.-determine as a basic test and TDR.-Unigold as a confirmation test. HIV prevalence was assessed based on TDR.-Unigold results. TDR.- determine showed that 8 of 167 subjects were positive . The TDR.- Unigold performed on the 8 positive subjects with TDR.-Determine revealed that only 3 of the 8 positive subjects were positive. HIV prevalence in this study, based on TDR.-Unigold results, is 3/167 or 1.8%. This study shows that HIV remains a major public health problem for which action must be taken for the entire population, including people presenting for premarital tests. Télécharger l'article