Comorbidities among adults living with hiv from two healthcare centers in Colombia

Pedro Luis Martinez-Iglesias, Jaime Enrique Ruiz-Sternberg, Sebastian León-Leiva, Claudia Catalina Beltran-Rodriguez, Mónica María Rojas-Rojas, José Moreno, William Lenis-Quintero


Objective: To determine the prevalence of comorbidities among adults living with HIV from two healthcare centers in Colombia, and to identify factors associated with comorbidity-free years.

Methods: Observational, retrospective medical chart review study. Summary statistics for demographic and clinical characteristics were developed and relationship between comorbidity-free years were analyzed through Kaplan-Meier analysis and Cox regression.

Results: 669 clinical charts were included, 71.7% were male and 16.1% were 50 years or older, 69.96% had at least one comorbidity. The most frequent comorbidities were dislipidemia(15.06%), hypertension(5.67%), risk factors were tobacco use(15.33%), alcohol intake(24.36%) and drugs abuse (14.66%).

Discussion: These findings are consistent with previous reports showing the underlying processes of patients, producing multiple comorbidities.

Conclusions: Significant proportion of patients have comorbidities that may increase risk of other complications or reduced comorbidity-free years. Poly-pharmacy among HIV+ adults need to be addressed to ensure adherence and minimize drug-drug interactions.

Palabras clave

HIV; Comorbidity; Adult

Texto completo:



Enlaces refback

  • No hay ningún enlace refback.

Kra 15 N 118-03 oficina 503, Bogotá D.C., ColombiaTeléfonos: 215 37 14 - 215 35 17 Infectio es una publicación científica, órgano oficial de la Asociación Colombiana de Infectología, ACIN. La revista no se responsabiliza por los criterios expresados por sus autores.; La Revista Infectio se encuentra indexada en Scielo, Flying Publisher, Publimdex, Imbiomed, Doaj, Lilacs