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Disclosure and Quality of Life of People Living with the HIV/AIDS under HAART in Kinshasa,DR Congo

Background: The disclosure of the serological statute is not very current in the handling of People Living with the HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Kinshasa, in Democratic Republic of Congo whereas this practice influences on the Quality of Life (QoL).

Objective: To value the quality of life of the PLWHA under HAART having revealed or no their serological statute in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Methods: The scale of the life quality, MOS SF-36, has been used in a survey transverse, descriptive and analytic track of the 8 December 2014 at 6 March 2015 by 677 patients followed to AMO-Congo, PODI Est and Center. The variables of interest were the data sociodemographic and the disclosure of the serological statute. These data were analyzed by SPSS 21. The Chi-squared test permitted to value the associations in the doorstep of statistical significance of p ≤ 0.05.

Results: The middle age of topics was of 47.46 years ± 10.21. The feminine sex predominated with 76%, either a sex ratio of 3F/1M. 75% of the PLWHA had a bad QDV. 64% had not revealed their serological statute. 71% of the PLWHA were lone, 97% were instructed and 60% frequented the independent churches.

There was a meaningful association between the quality of life on the one hand and on the other hand, age (p=0.018), the sex (p<0.001), the matrimonial statute (p<0.001) and the disclosure of the serological statute (p=0.006).

Conclusion: The PLWHA under HAART in Kinshasa have a bad quality of life. This one is bound to the non-disclosure of the serological statute, to the advanced age, to the feminine sex and to the solitude.


Justin Muilu Pila, Thierry Matonda Ma Nzuzi, Henri Mukumbi Masangu, Adelin N’Situ Mankubu, Abraham Mifundu Bilongo, Magloire Mpembi Nkosi, Valentin Ngoma Malanda, Gilbert Mananga Lelo, Liévin Kapend A Kalala, and Samuel Mampunza Ma Miezi

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