Investigating correlates of the survival of HIV/AIDS patients treated under ART follow-up: the case of University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Zinabu Teka Melese, University of Gondar
Zemichael Gizaw Workneh, University of Gondar
Gashu Workneh Kassie, University of Gondar

The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of survival of HIV/AIDS patients. This study comprised of 354 AIDS patients of which 5.91% uncensored/died. Factors associated with lower survival were age (HR = 1.051) and no formal education (HR = 5.032) while associated with longer survival were family size of 1-2 (HR = 0.167), 3-4 (HR = 0.120), no alcoholic consumption (HR = 0.294), no tobacco and chat use (HR = 0.101), baseline weight (HR = 0.920), current weight (HR = 0.928), baseline CD4 cell count (HR = 0.990), baseline hemoglobin (HR = .800) and negative/no TB status (HR = 0.145). As there was good adherence level of patients in the study area, fewer death cases were reported. The covariates age, educational status, family size, alcohol consumption, tobacco and chat usage, baseline and current weight, baseline CD4 count, baseline hemoglobin and TB status were significant predictors of survival.

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