Occurrence of Malaria in HIV/AIDS Patients at Ishaka Adventist Hospital, Bushenyi District, Uganda.


Nassuna, Ritah

The study assessed the prevalence of malaria in HIV/AIDS patients attending HIV clinic at
Ishaka Adventist Hospital, the study objectives were to determine the proportion of HIV
patients with malaria, to identify the clinical manifestations of malaria among HIV positive
patients and to review different techniques used in diagnosis of malaria at Ishaka Adventist
Hospital in Bushenyi district. A descriptive cross sectional study was used for known HIV
positive patients attending Ishaka Adventist Hospital and involved systematic random
sampling of participants. The study found out that malaria prevalence was high among HIV
patients at 9.8%, nearly all patients who were diagonised with malaria reported having had
fever previously 87.1% , the presentation of malaria can better be assesed as uncomplicated
malaria and complicated malaria and in this study majority of the signs assessed were of
uncomplicated malaria, diagnostic measures of laboratory remain the most perfect way of
diagnosing malaria other than clinical assessment especially in HIV patients who are
immunocompromised nd can be ill of various oppotunistic infection. Although various
methods have been advanced to curb malaria epidemic , the prevalence is still high, so the
the following are recommendation; the government should distribute more mosquito nets
especially those whoare immunocompromissed like HIV patients, agencies for fighting
malaria and those of HIV should work together inorder to reduce the number of HIV patients
getting malaria infection, patients should be health educated on the main signs and
symptoms of malaria such that they can quickly seek medical attention incase of the need,
patients should be encouraged to take their ARVs to maintain their immunity relatively high
so that they are not severely affected by malaria.
Keywords: Ishaka, Adventist Hospital, Malaria, Immunocompromised, Infection.





Nassuna, Ritah (2023).Occurrence of Malaria in HIV/AIDS Patients at Ishaka Adventist Hospital,
Bushenyi District, Uganda. IDOSR JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND  TECHNOLOGY , 9(1):86-97.