Global Experts Meeting on Infectious Diseases
University of Lubumbashi, Congo
Title: Related factors of retention on antiretroviral treatment of HIV infected patients in 4 clinicals centres in Lubumbashi (R.D. Congo)
Biography: Christian Kakisingi
Objective: Estimate the retention rate in 4 clinical centers of Lubumbashi.
Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study conducted to determine HIV treatment outcomes among HIV patients registered in 4 health care facilities in the Lubumbashi Health Zone providing HIV / AIDS care from January 1st to June 30th, 2015. Parmeters studied included variable socio-demographics (sex, age, marital status), clinical and immunological characteristics (WHO stage, CD4 at the start of treatment), comorbidity with HIV / AIDS, treatment outcomes.
Results: 167 patients were registered, of whom two-thirds are female and the most affected age group is between 35 and 44 years old. Two-thirds of these patients had a CD4 count <350 and a retention rate of 57.8% was observed.