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Effects of the Ready-to-Use Nutritional Supplement Plumpy Up on the Nutritional Status of People Living with HIV Monitored in the Pikine Health District

Introduction: Malnutrition is the second complication of HIV infection, and nutrition intervention programs should be a priority in the management of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). However, very few studies have looked at the dietary supplementation of PLHIV followed in ambulatory care. The general objective was to evaluate the effects of the daily consumption of dietary supplement Plumpy up on the nutritional status of adults living with HIV who are being monitored in an outpatient clinic in the Pikine Health District over a 12-week period. Material and methods: The study included 50 malnourished PLHIV patients enrolled at the beginning of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for some and in the course of ART for others in a single test group. The daily consumption of 200 g of ASPE Plumpy up was recommended over a period of 12 weeks. Anthropometric measurements (weight and height) were made at the beginning and end of the study. Results: Good acceptability of the RUSF by subjects was observed with 74% of respondents having appreciated the product. At baseline, 70% of patients had moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and 30% severe acute malnutrition (SAM). After 3 months of supplementation with plumpy up, the nutritional status improved significantly (p<0.0001). Only 47% of patients had MAM and 6% had SAM. Almost half of the patients (47%) returned to a normal body mass index (BMI). Weight increased significantly from an average of 47.1 kg at baseline to 52.08 kg after three months. The BMI also showed a clear change from an average of 16.53 kg to 18.28 kg/m². Conclusion: Supplementation with 200 g of RUSF had a positive impact on individual weights, BMI, and thus on the nutritional status of the subjects.

Malnutrition, PLHIV, Dietary Supplementation, RUSF, Plumpy Up

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Tall, A. B., Ndao, N., Diagne, A., Agne, A., Guèye, B. (2024). Effects of the Ready-to-Use Nutritional Supplement Plumpy Up on the Nutritional Status of People Living with HIV Monitored in the Pikine Health District. World Journal of Public Health, 9(1), 10-16.

ACS Style

Tall, A. B.; Ndao, N.; Diagne, A.; Agne, A.; Guèye, B. Effects of the Ready-to-Use Nutritional Supplement Plumpy Up on the Nutritional Status of People Living with HIV Monitored in the Pikine Health District. World J. Public Health 2024, 9(1), 10-16. doi: 10.11648/j.wjph.20240901.12

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Tall AB, Ndao N, Diagne A, Agne A, Guèye B. Effects of the Ready-to-Use Nutritional Supplement Plumpy Up on the Nutritional Status of People Living with HIV Monitored in the Pikine Health District. World J Public Health. 2024;9(1):10-16. doi: 10.11648/j.wjph.20240901.12

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