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Table 2 ART associated side effects, Arba Minch Hospital, 2006

From: Antiretroviral therapy at a district hospital in Ethiopia prevents death and tuberculosis in a cohort of HIV patients

Side effect§ Frequency Per cent Time to first episode (weeks)
    Median IQR
Peripheral neuropathy 48 38.7 13.1 5.9–23.6
Skin rash 41 33.1 4.6 3.6–13.0
Anaemia 11 8.9 4.4 4.0–16.6
CNS manifestations 10 8.1 5.7 3.1–12.1
Hepatotoxicity 7 5.6 9.8 4.3–12.6
Lactic acidosis 2 1.6 - -
Abnormal fat accumulation 2 1.6 - -
Gynecomastia 2 1.6 - -
Pancreatitis 1 0.8 - -
  1. § Gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, etc were not included because it was difficult to distinguish them from disease symptoms