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Volume 2012, Article ID 621565, 8 pages
Clinical Study

Diabetes and Hypertension among Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Treatment Since 1998 in Senegal: Prevalence and Associated Factors

1Centre Régional de Recherche et de Formation à la Prise en charge du VIH/sida et maladies associées (CRCF), Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), BP 45690, Dakar, Senegal
2Service des Maladies Infectieuses, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Fann, BP 5035, Dakar, Senegal
3UMI 233, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Université de Montpellier 1, BP 64501, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, Montpellier, France
4Service de Médecine Boufflers, Hôpital Principal de Dakar, BP 3006, Dakar, Senegal
5Centre de Traitement Ambulatoire (CTA), CHU de Fann, BP 16760, Dakar, Senegal

Received 28 September 2012; Accepted 30 October 2012

Academic Editors: B. Joos and A. B. Williams

Copyright © 2012 Assane Diouf et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cardiovascular risk factors in people on antiretroviral treatment (ART) are poorly documented in resource-constrained settings. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2009 to assess prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in a sample of 242 HIV-infected patients who had initiated ART between 1998 and 2002 in Dakar, Senegal (ANRS 1215 observational cohort). World Health Organization (WHO) criteria were applied to diagnose diabetes and hypertension. Multiple logistic regressions were used to identify factors associated with diabetes and hypertension. Patients had a median age of 46 years and had received ART for a median duration of about 9 years. 14.5% had diabetes and 28.1% had hypertension. Long duration of ART (≥119 months), older age, higher body mass index (BMI), and higher levels of total cholesterol were associated with higher risks of diabetes. Older age, higher BMI at ART initiation, and higher levels of triglycerides were associated with higher risk of hypertension. This study shows that diabetes and hypertension were frequent in these Senegalese HIV patients on ART. It confirms the association between duration of ART and diabetes and highlights the need to implement programs for prevention of cardiovascular risk factors in HIV patients from resource-constrained settings.