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Assessment of Socio-Economic, Demographic and Health Factors that Influences the Survival/Death Status of HIV Positive People under Art Follow-Up at Wolaita Sodo Referral Hospital (Ottona), Ethiopia

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is that the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV attacks and destroys certain sorts of white blood cells that are essential to the body's system, the biological ability of the physical body to fight infections. The most aim of this study was to seek out some socioeconomic, demographic and health factors that influence the survival/death status of HIV positive people under ART follow-up. It’s a cross sectional study supported data from the ART clinic in Ottona Hospital, south Ethiopia. The analytical methodologies Descriptive analysis and Binary Logistic regression were employed to spot the covariates that have a statistically significant effect on the survival time of HIV infected patients. The logistic multivariate analysis of the study from ART clinic of Wolaita Sodo University referral hospital gave results confirming that the factors age, weight, CD4 level, functional status, TB treatment and sex use have statistically significant effects on the survival of patients. Researchers should specialize in this field of study i.e. within the medical area of health centers and ART program.


Survival status; Binary Regression model; HIV/AIDS; ART

Author(s): Getachew Tekle

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