Antiretrovaral treatment helps HIV-infected people recover their immune system, reduce the risk of dangerous opportunistic infections, improve the quality of life, and prolong life span.
Objective: To evaluate the quality of life in HIV-infected patients who were receiving antiretrovaral treatment at Nghe An Friendship General Hospital in 2019.
Method: A cross-sectional descriptive design was conducted among 226 HIV-infected patients receiving treatment and managing by the Department of Tropical Diseases, Nghe An Friendship General Hospital from March 2019 to May 2019. The EQ-5D-5L scale and the visual scale (VAS) with score range of 0 to 100 were used for measured.
Results: The rates of patients who had general satisfaction with their quality of life by fields of self-care, daily activities, pain, anxiety and mobility without problems were 88%; 92%, 89% 75% and 65%, respectively. The score of life quality by EQ-5D-5L and by VAS were 92.7 and 76.8, respectively. Factors related to the quality of life of patients were the place of residence, sex, the number of T-CD4 cells and the viral load.
Conclusion: The quality of life of HIV-infected patients receiving ARV treatment within the study was high. This study result provides an additional evidence regarding the quality of life of patients related to ARV-treatment
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