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Dietary Intake and Nutrition Status of HIV-infected Women in Kenya

Nutritional Support of HIV-infected Women Attending Patients Support Centers in Kenya
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ISBN-13:
9783659406324
Einband:
Paperback
Seiten:
112
Autor:
Jane Naliaka
Gewicht:
183 g
Format:
220x150x7 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic has become a serious health and development problem in sub-Saharan Africa. This is particularly true in Western Kenya where it exacerbates poverty by decreasing agricultural production, food and nutrition security especially in HIV/AIDS affected households. The purpose of this study was to assess dietary intake, health and nutrition status of HIV infected women attending patients support centers in Suba District.This was a cross-sectional where two patient support centers; Suba district hospital patient support Centre and Mbita health Centre patient support Centre were used to identify HIV infected women included in the study.There was no statistically significant relationship between morbidity and nutrition status; nutrition status and household food sharing dynamics, cultural beliefs and taboos at 0.05 level of significant among the HIV infected women attending patient support centers in Suba district. There is need to encourage and support good nutrition and proper health care support among the PLWHA. The study findings are useful in planning and implementing interventions that aim at improving health and nutrition status of HIV positive women.