Problematic of voluntary HIV/AIDS Testing of military living in Kisangani City, DR Congo
Joseph Désiré Oleko Wa Oleko, Dynamo R Kasongo, Chantal N Zingabako, Cyrille D Okundji, Jean Pauli E MB, Puis T Mpiana
The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of HIV/AIDS infection among military living in Kisangani City, specifically at the TEKELE camp in the municipality of Kabondo. Our study is descriptive transversal and we used the convenience random sampling technique during the period of our research that took place over 3 days, from 13 to 15 July 2019. We worked on 150 military cases. The results of our study are as follows: the sample was 92.7% male and 7.3% female; 56.7% of soldiers screened were between 15 and 29 years old; the majority of soldiers screened were married (72.0%); Catholic (40.0%) and secondary level (46.6%). The most represented military rank was the NCO (42.0%); 92.0% of military members were aware of the cause of the HIV / AIDS infection and 80.7% of the military had declared to be in the habit of using the condom. And in relation to the serological status: the results showed that 96.0% of soldiers were not HIV-positive and the prevalence of HIV / AIDS in the TEKELE camp was 4.0%.