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dc.contributor.authorDe la Cruz Ku, Gabrieles_ES
dc.contributor.authorRojas Contreras, Christianes_ES
dc.contributor.authorChambergo-Michilot, Diegoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorTorres-Roman, J. Smithes_ES
dc.contributor.authorPríncipe-Meneses, Fortunato S.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorRioja Torres, Flaviaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorCampana Zamudio, Fátimaes_ES
dc.description.abstract“Objectives: We aimed to describe the sociodemographic, clinical, and therapeutic characteristics of Peruvian military personnel diagnosed with HIV. Furthermore, we determined the frequency of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) adherence, the complications and mortality. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients diagnosed with HIV, confirmed by Western blot at a single institution from 1989-2020. Descriptive analyses were performed for all the variables using mean and standard deviation (SD) in the case of quantitative variables, and frequency and percentage for qualitative variables. Results:Ofthe 161 patients included, 95.7% were males and the mean age was 39.59 years (SD= 16.45 years). Most had college or higher education (67.7%) and were on active duty at diagnosis (77%). 35.4% had AIDS at diagnosis; 28.6% opportunistic infections; and 8.1% tuberculosis. The median follow-up was five years. 94.4% of the patients received HAART as the principal treatment; of these, 88.8% was adherent to treatment, and death was reported in 6.8%. There were no factors associated with adherence. Conclusions: Although the sociodemographic characteristics of Peruvian military personnel are similar to those of other countries, our findings suggest that Peruvian military personnel present higher adherence to HAART compared to previous studies in other military populations from South American countries. Further studies are recommended to assess specific factors attributed to these successful outcomes in the military personnelthat can be applied in other hospitals. “es_ES
dc.publisherModestum LTDes_ES
dc.subjecthuman immunodeficiency virus, HIV, communicable diseases, Perues_ES
dc.title“HIV therapy adherence and outcomes in Peruvian military personnel over a 30-year period“es_ES

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