Prevalencia de Sífilis, Hepatitis B y Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana en población masculina privada de la libertad de un establecimiento carcelario en Bogotá-Colombia. Año 2019

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence of syphilis, hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus in the male prison population in Bogotá, Colombia in 2019

Guillermo Sánchez-Vanegas, Daniela Rodríguez-Vallejo, Adrián Camilo Pinzón-Durán, María Angélica Reina-Cifuentes, Angélica Monterrosa-Blanco, Jenny Alejandra Tiga-Segura

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the prevalence of syphilis, hepatitis B and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the male prison population in Bogotá, Colombia in 2019. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in a male prison center in Bogotá, in which sequential sampling, stratified by ward, included people deprived of liberty, over 18 years of age and who voluntarily agreed to participate in the investigation. Subjects underwent tests for antibodies to Treponema pallidum, Surface Antigens against hepatitis B (HBsAg) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and they answered a structured questionnaire for the description of risk behaviors. Results: A total of 447 subjects were included, belonging to 7 prison wards. The prevalence of syphilis was 5.8% (95% CI 3.8 - 8.4), 0.5% for chronic hepatitis B (95% CI 0.05 - 1.6) and 1.1% for HIV (95% CI 0.4 - 2.6). Discussion: Although the documented prevalence for these pathologies is higher than in the general population, the results are lower than those reported in other institutions with similar conditions in other latitudes. It is recommended that the institution continue to strengthen its policies for the promotion and prevention of these pathologies within its population.

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence of syphilis, hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus in the male prison population in Bogotá, Colombia in 2019
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)114-119
Number of pages6
JournalInfectio
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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