alexa Comprehensive Knowledge And Uptake Of Cervical Cancer Screening Is Low Among Women Living With HIV/AIDS In Northwest Ethiopia
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Gynecology & Obstetrics
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3rd Annual Conference on Gynecologic Oncology & Preventive Oncology
July 20-21, 2017 Chicago, USA

Daniel Asfaw Erku
University of Gondar, Ethiopia
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale)
DOI: 10.4172/2161-0932-C1-016
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In Ethiopia, cervical cancer is ranked as the second most common type of cancer in women and it is about 8 times more common in HIV infected women. However, data on knowledge of HIV infected women regarding cervical cancer and acceptability of screening is scarce in Ethiopia. Hence, the present study aimed at assessing the level of knowledge of about cervical cancer and uptake of screening among HIV infected women in Gondar, northwest Ethiopia. A cross sectional, questionnaire based survey was conducted on 302 HIV infected women attending the outpatient clinic of University of Gondar Teaching and Referral Hospital from March 1 to 30, 2017. Descriptive statistics, univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis were also performed to examine factors associated with uptake of cervical cancer screening service. Overall, only 64 (21.2%) of respondent were knowledgeable about cervical cancer and screening and only 71 (23.5%) of respondents were ever screened in their life time. Age between 21-29 years old (AOR=2.78, 95% CI=1.71-7.29), perceived susceptibility to develop cervical cancer (AOR=2.85, 95% CI=1.89-6.16) and comprehensive knowledge of cervical cancer (AOR=3.02, 95% CI=2.31- 7.15) were found to be strong predictors of cervical cancer screening service uptake. The knowledge and uptake of cervical cancer screening among HIV infected women was found to be very poor. Taking into consideration the heightened importance of comprehensive knowledge in participating in cervical cancer screening services, different stakeholders working on cancer and HIV/AIDS should provide a customized health promotion intervention and awareness creation to HIV-infected women, along with improving accessibility of cervical cancer screening services in rural areas.
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