On 26th July 2022, the ROM study, “Clinical profile of HIV-infected persons receiving a holistic approach of care model in Nakawa, Kampala district” was published in PLOS ONE, one of the most prestigious journals in the world. In this study, it is explained that people Living with HIV (PLHIV) often times suffer from a variety of problems that lead to poor physical health and quality of life, making it more difficult. The condition is a result of lack of or limited emotional, spiritual, psychological, social, physical and clinical support.
For this reason, ROM promotes the body, mind, soul and family of her clients through a holistic care model that supports them in accessing all these aspects of life, thus the improved treatment outcomes, including viral load suppression. The study shows that in 2014-2018, a total of 910 clients between 18 and 39 years were enrolled 904 (99.3%) were adhering to HIV treatment and 867 (95.3%) were virally suppressed.
The age and adherence of people living with the HIV virus and receiving holistic care were linked to viral load suppression.
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