Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 8

Gibberellin of GA-4 from Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia)

N'GUESSAN Anon Franck-Donald1*, Siaky Motihé KAMARA2 YOBOUE N'da Mireille3, KOUAKOU Egnon Vivien4 and AKE-TANO Sassor Odile Purifine5

1National Institute of Health, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Côte d'Ivoire
2Jean Lorougnon GUEDE University, Daloa, Ivory Coast, Côte d'Ivoire
3UNESCO Chair, Félix Houphouët BOIGNY University Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
4Pharmacology and Nutrition Laboratory, Félix Houphouët BOIGNY University Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
5National Institute of Health, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, MSHP, Côte d'Ivoire

*Corresponding Author: N'GUESSAN Anon Franck-Donald, National Institute of Health, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Côte d'Ivoire.

Received: April 24, 2023; Published: July 24, 2023


In order to research the repercussions of food insecurity on antiretroviral treatment in subjects living with HIV, a cross-sectional study with a descriptive and analytical aim has been carried out from October to November 2020 with 132 patients suffering from HIV-AIDS and on antiretroviral treatment for more than a year at the general hospital of Abobo Nord (Côte d'Ivoire). The majority of respondents lived in food insecurity including 12.12% in severe food insecurity, 15.90% practiced poor adherence to treatment and 10.60% had experienced treatment failure during the last 12 months. The study found a relationship between severe food insecurity, acute malnutrition, poor adherence and failure of antiretroviral therapy (p ˂ 0.05).
Analysis of these results made it possible to understand that severe food insecurity strongly associated with malnutrition has repercussions on ARV treatment through three mechanisms which are: the fragility of the immune system linked to acute malnutrition, poor compliance with treatment with as a corollary resistance to molecules and failure of antiretroviral treatment. In view of these results, it would be advisable for the assessment of food security to be systematically integrated into the medical visits of PLHIV, in order to detect the most vulnerable persons and provide them with better care.

Keywords:Food Insecurity; HIV-AIDS; Antiretroviral Treatment; Côte d'Ivoire


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Citation: N'GUESSAN Anon Franck-Donald., et al. “Analysis of the Impact of Food Insecurity on Antiretroviral Treatment in Subjects Living with HIV followed at Houphouët Boigny Hospital of Abobo".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 7.8 (2023): 87-92.


Copyright: © 2023 N'GUESSAN Anon Franck-Donald., 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.


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