CHAO | Methods
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A cross-sectional study will be carried out to assess the prevalence of CMs in HIV+ patients.


The sites taken into consideration are all (25) basic health facilities in the County of Meru trating HIV. All the HIV+ adult patients willing to join the study will be screened for comorbidities (nominally liver diseases, kidney diseases, dyslipidaemia, hepatitis B and C, siphyles, diabetes, hypertension, obesity/overweight).


In addition, a cohort study will be conducted in 3 selected sites to assess the impact of co-morbidities on short-term HIV-treatment outcome, mortality and nutritional status of PLWHIV. Patients will be screened for comorbidities and after a 6 month follow-up possible impact on health and HIV-treatment success will be evaluated.