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Mar 16, 2023Open    Access

Sociodemographic, Clinical and Therapeutic Characteristics of Serodiscordant Couples for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Followed in Kinshasa: A Case of CH Monkole and Saint Anne Health Center

Cagod B. Inkale, Simplice K. Makoka, Isaac Woto, Samclide Mbikayi, Alain K. K. Ilunga, Gisèle K. Kabengele, Tarcisse K. Kilara, Nene Banzulu, Christian Tshilenge, Berry I. Bongenya, Erick N. Kamangu
Background: The transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) during heterosexual intercourse is one of the leading modes of transmission at the origin of the global epidemic of HIV infection. Studies have indeed shown that in Sub-Saharan Africa, most women infected today are infected by their spouses, in the context of marital sexual relations. Objective: The objective of this study was to describe the sociodemographic, clinical and therapeutic characteristics of HIV serodiscordant cou...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023


Jan 28, 2023Open    Access

Prevalence of Anemia among People Living with HIV/AIDS Starting Antiretroviral Therapy in the Era of Dolutegravir in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Berry Bongenya Ikolango, Mariano Lusakibanza, Gauthier Mesia Kahunu, Baudoin Buassa Bu Tsumbu, Richard Kalala Lunganza, Erick Kamangu Ntambwe
Background: Anemia remains the most frequent hematological complication during HIV/AIDS infection. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of anemia among People Living with HIV (PLHIV) who start AntiRetroViral treatment in Kinshasa in the era of Dolutegravir. Methods: This study was a descriptive cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence of anemia in PLHIV at the start of ARV Treatment (ART) in 13 Outpatient Treatment Centers (OTC) in Kinshasa. The patient...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023


Jul 27, 2022Open    Access

Subtypes of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Circulating in Professional Sex Workers Community: A Different Epidemiology

Elvis Tshunza Kateb, Berry Ikolango Bongenya, Erick Ntambwe Kamangu
Background: HIV-1 has a genetic diversity that is very complex. Professional Sex Workers (PSW) have always been considered as a key population for Sexually Transmitted Infections around the world. They are often incriminated for transporting and introducing cosmopolitan subtypes into populations. Objective: The objective of this review was to present the different strains of Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV-1) which circulate in the population of Professional Sex Workers in Kinshasa, Dem...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

May 27, 2022Open    Access

Prevalence of Opportunist Infections among the Professionals Sex Workers and Their Customers Living with the VIH under ARV in Kinshasa

Berry Ikolango Bongenya, Ben Ilunga Bulanda, Rama Nemwandjare Bukongo, Divine Chuga, Huguette Tshueka Botomuito, Jean-Yves Debels Kabasele, Erick Ntambwe Kamangu
Context: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the causal agent of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Professional Sex Workers (PSW) are regarded as being at a very high risk of transmission of the VIH and Opportunist Infections. Objective: To determine the prevalence of the opportunistic infections associated the VIH/AIDS on PSW under ARV treatment in Kinshasa. Methods: The present study was carried out at the IST Matonge center in Kinshasa. It was a retrospective study on patie...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Jan 29, 2022Open    Access

The Incidence Rate and Health-Care Factors Associated with LTFU, among Adult Patients Initiated on ART in Nakuru West Sub-County Health Facilities, Kenya

Grace J. Kibet, John Arudo, Cyrus Ashivira, Sammy K. Lopar, Robina Ogendo, Lonah Kabutbei, Gregory Sakwa
Background: The successful strengthening of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes globally has been reversed by loss to follow up (LTFU). The factors associated with LTFU still remain gainsay to many countries including Kenya, a critical barrier to effective scale-up of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) services. Kenya is one of the four HIV high burden countries in Africa (alongside Mozambique and Uganda) with 29% adult HIV co-morbidities, overburdening the health care system and the country...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022


Aug 17, 2021Open    Access

Monitoring of the HIV-Positive Mother-Child Couple at the Provincial General Reference Hospital of Kinshasa

Thessy Tshibi Bindanda, Divine Chuga, Jean Yves Debels Kabasele, Ben Ilunga Bulanda, Berry Ikolango Bongenya, Erick Ntambwe Kamangu
Context: Vertical transmission of HIV is the main route of pediatric contamination in Sub-Saharan Africa, which despite everything remains insufficiently covered. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the care of the HIV-positive mother-child couple at the Provincial General Reference Hospital in Kinshasa according to the general recommendations of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Program (PMCT). Methods: The present work is a retrospective study carried out mainly on th...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021


Jun 24, 2021Open    Access

Difficulties Experienced by Caregivers of HIV/AIDS Orphans: A Qualitative Study for Rural-Based Caregivers

Eric Mamukeyani
Caring for HIV/AIDS orphans is a very noble work which is regard as a calling, however it is true that this work comes with various challenges and difficulties for caregivers who provide services to clients especially in rural areas. Now it becomes clear that these difficulties experienced by caregivers of HIV/AIDS orphans are also serious obstacles hindering them from effectively performing their everyday duties in terms of rendering services to the vulnerable children. The difficulties experie...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021


Apr 30, 2021Open    Access

SIR Model and HIV/AIDS in Khartoum

Sheima M. E. Abueldahab, Franck Kalala Mutombo
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...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021


Apr 25, 2021Open    Access

Neurocognitive Disorders and HIV/AIDS: A Review of the Literature

Robert Mahamud Mussa, Gilbert Lelo Mananga, Désiré Katumbay Tshala, King Lovonga Toko, Nkodila Aliocha
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...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021

Oct 23, 2020Open    Access

Comparison of Rapid Diagnosis Test and Nested PCR for HIV Diagnosis in Kinshasa

Berry Ikolango Bongenya, Ben Ilunga Bulanda, Erick Ntambwe Kamangu
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...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.7, 2020



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