Calidad de la dieta según el índice de alimentación saludable y cálculo de riesgo cardiovascular en la población con VIH en un hospital de Bogotá

Efrain Guillermo Sánchez Rincón

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Introduction: Little is known in Colombia about the nutritional status of special populations such as patients with HIV. Knowing the content of the patients' diet and the security they perceive in their nutrition is important. Objectives: To know the nutritional status of the patients of the United Neighborhoods HIV Program. As secondary objectives, to describe the relationship between diet quality and CD4 count, cardiovascular risk, and viral load. Methodology: a cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the nutritional status of patients in the HIV program of Barrios Unidos. Through a structured interview and with a multiple response format, data on the patient's diet were collected, in addition to this, demographic and clinical data were taken from the clinical history. Results: 78 surveys were carried out. Almost 70% receive income of less than one SMLMV (for 2020 $877,803 or $233.54 dollars). Economic dependence on another person was seen in 75%. The total/HDL cholesterol ratio was 3.8. The CD4 count was 344 cells/mm3 and the viral load was 62,390 copies/ml. The diet quality index was 35.7 out of 90. Conclusion: the quality of the diet in our population is low with a great opportunity for interventions (explanation and adoption of the different types of diets, economic food aid, measurements with specialized nutritional assessment techniques).
Original languageSpanish
PublisherUniversidad del Rosario
StatePublished - 20 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • nutrition
  • HIV
  • CD4
  • quality diet

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