Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 8 - 2022
Relationship between the Conservation of Medications and Virological Failure in HIV Positive Patients in a Health Care Institution at the Colombian Orinoquia and Amazonia
Orlando Angulo1* and Roberto Cardenas2
1Professor and Researcher at the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, UCC, Sede Villavicencio, Colombia
2Epidemiologist Physician at Renacera IPS HIV-AIDS Department, Colombia
*Corresponding Author: Orlando Angulo, Professor and Researcher at the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, UCC, Sede Villavicencio, Colombia.
Received: June 30, 2022; Published: July 29, 2022


Introduction: The HIV-AIDS pandemic remains a scientific and political challenge worldwide. Antiretroviral treatment has decreased the development of AIDS among those who are HIV+. However, psychosocial barriers may impair proper treatment for HIV+ patients. Psychosocial barriers are related to treatment, patient, health system access and health team characteristics.

Objective: Establish the relationship between the medication storage and psychosocial barriers in HIV positive patients with virological failure in a health provider institution in the Colombian Orinoquia and Amazonia.

Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional study with descriptive analysis was carried out for the relationship between the preservation of medications: chi-square or Fisher. Subjects were patients treated in a health care institution.

Results: Virological failure prevalence is 31.6%: 47.95% poor medication storage, 20.55% do not have electricity, 49.32% did not use or did not have a refrigerator. A relationship of all psychosocial barriers was found to be related to poor medication storage; significant: "exhaustion, having to take the medication very often" 89.47%; "barriers to transportation to the healthcare institution" 42.11%. For those who conserved medication, the median hours of energy was: 4 hours (p = 0.000).

Conclusion: A relationship was found between medications storage and available hours of electrical power, psychosocial barriers are related to poor medication storage in these patients with virological failure. It is important to explore the prevalence of virological failure and characteristics related to these barriers, nationally and internationally.

Keywords: Virological Failure; HIV-AIDS Pandemic; HIV+ Patients


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Citation: : Orlando Angulo and Roberto Cardenas. “Relationship between the Conservation of Medications and Virological Failure in HIV Positive Patients in a Health Care Institution at the Colombian Orinoquia and Amazonia”. EC Pharmacology and Toxicology 10.8 (2022): 49-58.

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