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Determinants of Cervical Cancer Screening Among HIV Infected Women in Comprehensive Care Centre at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisii County, Kenya

Journal: International Research Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science (IRJAES) (Vol.2, No. 3)

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Page : 266-269

Keywords : Cervical cancer; cancer knowledge; cancer screening; acquired immune deficiency syndrome; human immune deficiency virus; invasive cervical cancer.;

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Women infected with HIV are five times more likely to be diagnosed with cervical because HIV infection weakens the immune system thus reducing the body's ability to fight infections that are more likely to lead to cancer. HPV causes cervical cancer more in HIV positive women than those who are not infected. This study aimed at finding out the determinants of uptake of cervical cancer screening among HIV positive women in comprehensive care centers about cervical cancer screening. A cross-sectional survey was conducted at the HIV comprehensive care center (CCC) at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH), Kenya. A sample size of 255 respondents was identified purposively. A pretested questionnaire was used to obtain information by trained research assistants.

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