Apr 30, 2021Open AccessArticle
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic in Khartoum constitutes the most serious health problem in the region and one that we do not fully understand. Recent approaches aiming to understand the situation have attempted to model the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic using deterministic compartmental models. Our work has reviewed the formal mathematical work on deterministic models of this nature and considers the relevance of the modelling approach to the HIV in Khartoum. This m...
Apr 25, 2021Open AccessArticle
Background and aim: Since the discovery of ARVs, HIV/AIDS has become a chronic disease with the corollary of the aging of person living with HIV (PLHIV). This paradoxical aging is unfortunately accompanied by neurocognitive disorders (NCDs), which can be detected by the clinic and neuropsychological tests. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of NCDs before and after the era of antiretrovirals (ARVs). Methods: A retrospective study compared the prevalences of NCDs before and after t...
Oct 23, 2020Open AccessArticle
Background: The need for appropriate methods for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of HIV infection is increasing in resource-poor settings. Objective: The main objective of this study was to compare the quality of the results of HIV diagnosis by Classical Nested PCR and Rapid Screening Tests (RDTs) in order to contribute to the improvement of the care of People Living with HIV (PLHIV). Methods: The present study is a cross-sectional study that was conducted in Kinshasa. Only people willin...
Oct 20, 2020Open AccessArticle
Background: Adolescents and youths are known to be an adventurous group, and often engage in risky behaviors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, using drugs, and early unprotected sexual activity. University students are viewed as being at higher risks to acquire STI or HIV infection and they are categorized under the most at risk population segments due to their inclination to be engaged in risky sexual behavior. Methods: Institutional based descriptive cross-sectional study design was conducted...
Oct 31, 2019Open AccessArticle
Introduction: Despite the prevention efforts of past decades, the prevalence of HIV infection continues to grow. An estimated 46 million people were living with HIV/AIDS worldwide by the end of 2005. The HIV pandemic has become a major public health and development problem around the world. Our goal is to contribute to the knowledge of serology status and early care. Methodology: We conducted a cross-sectional study on the PITC ap
Jul 29, 2019Open AccessArticle
Background: The Early Warning Indicators (EWI) of Human Immunodefi-ciency Virus (HIV) Drug Resistance measure factors found at the site level and known to be associated with the proper functioning of the program and the prevention of the emergence of R-ARV. The fact strengthening certain aspects of implementation of the program at the sites can help minimize the occurring of HIV Drug Resistance that can be prevented to improve the
Jul 29, 2019Open AccessArticle
Context: For the year 2018, the Provincial Division of the National Program for the Fight against HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases published for the city of Kinshasa a total of 58,327 People Living with HIV (PLHIV) on Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) of which 5,789 (9.9%) were on second-line ART.
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the clinical and paraclinical profile of people living with HIV on secon
Apr 28, 2019Open AccessArticle
Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the success of Moth-er-to-Child Transmission Prevention (PMTCT) is reducing the morbidity and mortality of newborns related to HIV/AIDS. Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive correlational study whose data collection is done in a transversal way from 01 to 30 June 2017 among HIV-positive women screened and we antiretroviral treatment in the health area targeted by this s
May 22, 2018Open AccessArticle
Background: The prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency
Virus (HIV) infection was 1.2% in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according
to the Demographic Health Study report in 2014. In 2012, the severe failure
rate to first-line ART in Kinshasa was estimated at more than 16%. Objective: The objective of this study is to
determine the rate of clinical, immunological and virological failure in
May 21, 2018Open AccessArticle
Context: In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),
the Antiretroviral (ART) drug coverage is still very low throughout the
country. Hence, a large number of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) use
traditional treatment made from plants to fight the HIV infection and the
opportunistic infection associated to it. Objective:
The objective of this work was to evaluate the clinical parameters; para clinical
and socio-demographic studies at