Data were collected from January to May 2015 at the day-care unit of the Yaounde Central Hospital. This is a treatment centre receiving and supporting PLHIV irrespective of their place of origin.
The ESOPE database of the day-care unit of the Yaounde Central Hospital is complete, up-to-date, and put under the close supervision of the Department of Disease, Epidemics and Pandemics Control of the Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon.
Prior to implementing this study, we obtained an ethical clearance from the Ethical Review Board of the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon, as well as an authorization from the Directory of the Yaounde Central Hospital. The retrospective nature of this study did not permit requests for participants' consent.
This is greater than the 21.05% noted at the Yaounde Central Hospital in 19989, and less than the 57% observed in 2005 at the Yaounde Teaching Hospital both in Cameroon.
Tietche et al noted a mortality rate of 75.5% at the Yaounde Central Hospital (31), unlike Monebenimp et al, who observed a rate of 3.5% at the Yaounde University Teaching Hospital (10).