Research Article of International Journal of Virology and Diseases
Socioeconomic Profile Of Patients Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Followed In A School Hospital In Recife-Pe
Hérika de Cássia Alves de Brito¹*; Hannah Fernandes Cavalcanti Brandão1; Ana Karolyna Rodrigues Silva dos Santos2; Letycia Paraiso Brandão de Miranda1; Emerson Alves Oliveira de Melo1; Paola Frassinette de Oliveira Albuquerque Silva1,2
1.Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde – FPS; 2.Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira – IMIP
Objective: Describe the socioeconomic profile of patients living with the human immunodeficiency virus in a Teaching Hospital in Recife-PE.
Methodology: A cross-sectional study, carried out between April and November 2019. Identification, demographic and socioeconomic data were collected. The study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira, under CAAE: 10262919.7.0000.5201. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS version 13.0.
Results: The sample consisted of 81 patients, with an average age of 37 years ± 11.3 years and 56.8% of females. The family income was 1714.9 ± 1533.5 reais and 46.8% of the individuals had some type of income. It was also possible to verify that, most of the patients had electric light (98.8%), water source by the public network (79.0%), mineral water (71.6%), television (95.1%), and internet (82.4%). Almost half of the individuals (46.9%) used the pit as a sanitary sewer.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that the human immunodeficiency virus affects both individuals with low purchasing power and those who have better socioeconomic conditions.
Keywords: Human Immunodeficiency Virus; Sexually transmitted infections; Socioeconomic status.
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Hérika de Cássia Alves de Brito; Hannah Fernandes Cavalcanti Brandão; Ana Karolyna Rodrigues Silva dos Santos; Letycia Paraiso Brandão de Miranda; Emerson Alves Oliveira de Melo; Paola Frassinette de Oliveira Albuquerque Silva. SOCIOECONOMIC PROFILE OF PATIENTS LIVING WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS/ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME FOLLOWED IN A SCHOOL HOSPITAL IN RECIFE-PE.International Journal of Virology and Diseases, 2021, 4:16. DOI:10.28933/ijvd-2021-06-2105
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