|Type||Journal Article - Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (JIAPAC)|
|Title||HIV/AIDS occurrence in the main university teaching hospital in Cameroon|
Aim: This study describes the impact of HIV/AIDS on the inpatient service of the main teaching hospital in Cameroon in 2001.
Methods: The authors analyzed routinely collected hospital data and data validated by survey of clinical notes.
Results: Admission and bed utilization rates for HIV/AIDS over the period accounted for 20.1% and 17%, respectively, primarily due to the management of opportunistic infections in young people (mean age, 39.9 years). Housewives (21.9%) and students (10.3%) were the most identified groups. Tuberculosis (23.3%), the most frequent infection, was associated with a good prognosis. Hospital stay ranged from 1 to 99 days. HIV/AIDS accounted for 49.3% of deaths registered.
Conclusion: HIV/AIDS is the major cause of hospital admissions and death in this service. This situation is likely to remain constant for some time given the national prevalence of HIV. Consideration needs to be given to the options for prevention and provision of care
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