WORLD JOURNAL OF ADVANCE
HEALTHCARE RESEARCH

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Abstract

PREVALENCE OF PROTEINURIA AMONG HIV PATIENTS ATTENDING THE HIV CLINIC AT BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL, MAKURDI, NORTH CENTRAL, NIGERIA

Monday O. Ogiator*, Ochoche O. Ijachi and Okpe Matthew

ABSTRACT

HIV positive patients are at an increased risk for chronic kidney disease. HIV related renal diseases are common causes of chronic kidney disease globally. Proteinuria is a marker of kidney damage and a risk factor for progression to end stage renal disease. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of proteinuria among HIV patients seen at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of proteinuria among HIV infected patients attending HIV clinic at Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi, Nigeria. Methods: One Hundred and fifty two HIV patients and 65 age and sex matched non-HIV controls were recruited from the HIV clinic and Medical Outpatient Department of BSUTH, Makurdi respectively. Results: Out of 152 HIV subjects, 43 were males while 109 were females. The mean age of the subjects was 37.02 ± 9.3. Urine protein creatinine ratio > 0.2g/day was present in 69(45.4%) of the HIV patients and 16 (24.6%) of the controls P=0.000. Conclusion: Prevalence of proteinuria is high among HIV infected patients seen at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi.

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