Table 2

Health and behavioral characteristics

Variable

N = 519

%


Time since HIV diagnosis

2007/8

379

75.2

2006-1995

125

24.8


CD4 count (cells/uL) = Median = 130 (IQR = 72-185) (at baseline: Median = 119; IQR = 59-163)

1-99

188

37.2

100-200

232

45.9

>200

85

16.8


Number of HIV symptoms (range 0-20) M(SD)

1.21 (2.60)


Overall Quality of Life (range 1-5) M(SD)

4.3 (0.7)


General health perceptions (range 1-5) M(SD)

4.4(0.7)


Depression score (range 10-40) M(SD)

17.3(3.3)


Receiving TB treatment

34

6.6


Hospital admission in the past 6 months

53

10.3


Participated in support group in the past 6 months

14

2.7


Seen someone for counseling/support in the past 6 months

123

23.8


Seen an ARV treatment buddy in the past 6 months

132*

25.6


Had alcohol in the past month

13

2.5


AUDIT-C 4 or more

10

1.9


Stigma score (range 0-7) M(SD)

2.8 (1.8)


Discrimination experience score (range 0-5) M(SD)

0.87 (1.11)


Social support score (range 3-12) M(SD)

8.3 (2.3)


*Of those who saw a treatment buddy, 93% saw a buddy only once in the past 6 months

Peltzer et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:111   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-111

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