by Dayie NT, Baffuor-Asare M, Labi AK, Obeng-Nkrumah N, Olayemi E, Lartey M, Slotved HC, Donkor ES
Published in BioMed Research International, 13 February 2019.
Carriage of pneumococcus is considered as the precursor for development of pneumococcal disease. In sub-Saharan Africa, very little research has been done on the pneumococcus in relation to people with HIV infection in the era of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. This study investigated pneumococcal carriage among HIV/AIDS patients in southern Ghana to determine the prevalence, risk factors, serotypes and antibiotic resistance of the organism.