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MARTINEZ-IGLESIAS, Pedro Luis et al. Comorbidities among adults living with hiv from two healthcare centers in Colombia. Infect. [online]. 2019, vol.23, suppl.1, pp.92-96. ISSN 0123-9392.


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.


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.


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%).


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


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.

Keywords : HIV; Comorbidity; Adult.

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