Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports https://journalajarr.com/index.php/AJARR <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports</strong>&nbsp;<strong>(ISSN: 2582-3248)</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJARR/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of 'research'. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US contact@journalajarr.com (Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports) contact@journalajarr.com (Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports) Tue, 07 Sep 2021 11:26:40 +0000 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 HIV and HBV Coinfections in the Highly HIV-infected Population of Rivers State, Nigeria https://journalajarr.com/index.php/AJARR/article/view/30402 <p><strong>Background: </strong>In Nigeria, hepatitis co-infection with HIV is linked with an increase in morbidity and mortality.</p> <p><strong>Objective: </strong>The goal of this study was to investigate the rate of HIV/HBV coinfection among the highly HIV-infected people in Rivers State, Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong>&nbsp; Cross-sectional study.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), in Rivers State, Nigeria, from February 2017 to September 2019.</p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>A total of 226 HIV-positive people, 105 men and 121 women, were recruited for this study. ELISA was used to screen these participants for the presence of HIV and HBsAg, and this was done following the guidelines stipulated by the manufacturer. The demographic characteristics of the participants were obtained using a questionnaire designed for the study.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>Seven people tested positive for HIV/HBV, resulting in a 3.1 % overall prevalence. No significant association was found to exist between HIV/HBV coinfection and the characteristics of the study population.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>A low seroprevalence was observed for HIV/HBV infection, in spite of Nigeria being endemic for HBV. Despite this low rate of HIV/HBV coinfection, routine screening for HBV markers should be carried out to reduce morbidity and mortality in this group.</p> Tochi I. Cookey, Iheanyi O. Okonko, Nnenna Frank-Peterside ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journalajarr.com/index.php/AJARR/article/view/30402 Tue, 07 Sep 2021 11:27:54 +0000 Positive Teacher-student Relationships in Gomdar Cluster Schools https://journalajarr.com/index.php/AJARR/article/view/30403 <p>A mixed methods research design is conducted in this research. For the quantitative survey, the data were collected from 120 students, 8 principals and 80 teachers from all the Gomdar Cluster Schools. After the data collection, inferential correlation analysis study was carried out. The findings of the study revealed that teachers, who exhibit nurturing characteristics, result learners to build self esteem, curb disciplinary issues, decrease dropout rates and enhance academic performance. For qualitative study, the sample consisted of 8 principals and 80 teachers participated in the interview. The data were collected through the use of semi-structured interviews and transcribed and analyzed using thematic approach. The study revealed that the positive teacher-student relationships develop students self esteem, increase class attendance and enhance academic performance. It stimulates teacher job satisfaction without teaching stress and burnout and retention in the profession. Therefore, the positive teacher-student relationship is recommended to be strengthened in our schools.</p> Sherub Gyeltshen ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journalajarr.com/index.php/AJARR/article/view/30403 Tue, 07 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000