alexa Compliance to Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention Services among HIV Infected Index Partners in HIV Sero-Discordant Relationships in Nairobi County, Kenya
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Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research
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Research Article

Compliance to Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention Services among HIV Infected Index Partners in HIV Sero-Discordant Relationships in Nairobi County, Kenya

Akolo M1,2,5*, Gichuki R3, Chitwa M2, Kimani J2,4,5,6 and Osero J1

1School of Public Health-Kenyatta University, Kenya

2Partners in Health and Development in Africa, Kenya

3AMREF Health-Kenya, P.O BOX 27691-00506, Nairobi, Kenya

4Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba 745 Bannatyne Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E OW2, Canada

5Canadian Africa Prevention Trials Network-East Africa HUB, Kenya

6University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Nairobi University, P.O Box 19676-00202, Nairobi

Corresponding Author:
Akolo M
School of Public Health, Kenyatta University, P.O Box 43844, Nairobi
Canadian Africa Prevention Trials Network-East Africa HUB, Kenya
Tel: +254721677442
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: May 20, 2016; Accepted Date: June 29, 2016; Published Date: July 06, 2016

Citation: Akolo M, Gichuki R, Chitwa M, Kimani J, Osero J (2016) Compliance to Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention Services among HIV Infected Index Partners in HIV Sero-Discordant Relationships in Nairobi County, Kenya. J AIDS Clin Res 7:597. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000597

Copyright: © 2016 Akolo M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Introduction: This study evaluated compliance to Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention [PHDP] practice among index partners in HIV sero-discordant relationships in Nairobi County, Kenya. PHDP involves a set of interventions that helps people living with HIV lead a complete and healthy life besides reducing risk of HIV transmission. These interventions were adopted in Kenya in 2013 by the National AIDS and STI Control Program [NASCOP], Ministry of Health and the United States Government [USG] funded affiliates. The evaluation focused on demographic factors, knowledge, perception and challenges encountered while adopting PHDP practices among index client. Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study design was used, 370 index partners in sero discordant relationship were recruited from three clinics within Nairobi County. The clinic’s patient registry was used to contact sequentially those who met the inclusion criteria. Standardized data collecting tools were administered. Data was cleaned and analyzed using SPSS VER 22.0. Results: Out of 370 respondents 19.7% were male. 40.1% had education level of primary school and below. The group exhibited high PHDP knowledge at 90.8% however, only 66.5% complied with PHDP practice. There was significant relationship between condom supply, condom demonstration and PHDP compliance at P values of 0.034 and 0.018 respectively. Odds ratio showed those index partners who had no challenge in accessing condom demonstration and supply complied more to PHDP practice. Consistence condom use was at 53.4%, while 28.2% had multiple sex partners. Conclusion: PHDP compliance is low which calls for improvement. There is significance relationship between condom supply/demonstration and PHDP compliance.

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