Table 3

Medical history and ART of respondents
Medical history and ART treatment Number (n=346) Percentage (%)
Admitted to the hospital related to HIV infection
  No 133 38.4
  Yes 213 61.6
Reasons for hospital admittance (n=213)
  Chronic diarrhea 77 36.2
  Chronic herpes simplex infection 10 4.7
  TB/pneumocystis 91 42.7
  Meningitis 24 11.3
  Prolong fever 100 46.9
  Weight loss 66 30.9
  Jaundice 14 6.6
WHO clinical stage
  Stage I 22 6.4
  Stage II 45 13.0
  Stage III 125 36.1
  Stage IV 154 44.5
CD4 at initiation of ART (n=326) Mean148.1±175.4; Min: 2; Max: 934
  < 350/mm3 289 88.7
  ≥350/mm3 37 11.3
Duration of ART (months) Mean:38.2±25.9; Min: 3; Max: 99
  3-30 153 44.2
  31-60 118 34.1
  61-99 75 21.7
Number of ARV medicines received
  1 67 19.4
  ≥2 279 80.6
Health status since initiation of ART
  Worse 2 0.6
  Stable 29 8.4
  Better 315 91.0
Ever forgotten to take ARV medicine in the last month
  Never 211 60.9
  Ever 135 39.1
Reasons for forgetting to take ARV medicine (n=135)
  Forgot 84 62.2
  Busy 131 97.0
  Too many pills/taste of medicine 5 3.7
  Long distance to hospital 10 7.4
  Run out of medicine 7 5.2
  Severe symptoms/difficult to follow-up 6 4.4
  Stigma 7 5.2
Ever had side effects of ARV medicine
  Never 165 47.7
  Ever 181 52.3
Ever missed an appointment
  Never 303 87.6
  Ever 43 12.4

Hansana et al.

Hansana et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:617   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-617

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