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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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FRUTOS, Cristobal et al. Quality of Life in Patient with HIV in the Medical Clinic, Central Hospital-Institute of Social Welfare Paraguay-2015. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2016, vol.11, n.1, pp.10-21. ISSN 1996-3696.


HIV is a disease that affects the immune system and gradually destroys; thereby causing the body that is harder to fight infections, which facilitates the person may have AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Objective: To assess the quality of life of patients with HIV who attended the PRONASIDA under the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, during the period from July 2014 to October 2014. Methodology: Observational, retrospective, descriptive cross-sectional, in patients attending PRONASIDA under the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare.


Regarding sex predominance of males in 175 patients (53%) was observed, age dominates the range of 29 to 39 in 140 patients (43%) were single 172 cases (52%), 228 of them expressed have finished only high school, I represented (59%) feel fully accepted representing (37%) of respondents, as to the feelings of discrimination in which 156 (47%) patients are bothered too much blame him for his illness, where you can also see a similarity in terms of feelings by patients. The values of quality of life have been given regarding the domains in a range of 66 and 79 with an intermediate rating to good.


The quality of life in terms of the mean and standard deviation of QoL domains of WHOQOL-HIV BREF, presented scores range between 66 and 79 points in the six dimensions where patients had good results especially in physical. About sex male predominance concerning a predominance of the age range 29 to 39 years, mostly singles and origin of assumption was observed. With regard to assistance received medical and psychological needs, they have expressed much need of medical treatment to function normally day to day mostly. On the perception of general health, in relation to a sick person considered most she said yes. The social interaction of patients through satisfaction with personal relationships has revealed that they are happy mostly. The results regarding the doctor-patient relationship revealed that the highest percentage of cases mentioned always happy with access to the health system.

Palabras clave : Quality of life; human immunodeficiency virus; HIV WHOQOL-bref.

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