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Table 2 Treatment, psychosocial and health service related variables of PLWHA, Felege Hiwot Hospital and Gondar University Teaching Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2008

From: Magnitude and determinants of nonadherence and nonreadiness to highly active antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV/AIDS in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross - sectional study

Clinical and Psychosocial variables Felege Hiwot Hospital Gondar University Hospital Total
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Duration of treatment (months)       
3 - 6 34 13.5 69 27.4 103 20.4
7 - 12 47 18.7 68 27.0 115 22.8
13 -18 31 12.3 22 8.7 53 10.5
19 - 24 47 18.7 49 19.4 96 19.0
≥ 25 93 36.9 44 17.5 137 27.2
HIV status disclosure       
Yes 230 91.3 200 79.4 430 85.3
No 22 8.7 52 20.6 74 14.7
Treatment side effects       
Yes 61 24.2 138 54.8 199 39.5
No 191 75.8 114 45.2 305 60.5
Clinical follow up       
Monthly 13 5.2 95 37.7 108 21.4
Every two months 8 3.2 91 36.1 99 19.6
Every three months 91 36.1 44 17.5 135 26.8
Variable 140 55.6 22 8.7 162 32.1
Perceived access to Pharmacy       
Yes 248 98.4 205 81.3 453 89.9
No - - 17 6.7 17 3.4
Not sure 4 1.6 30 11.9 34 6.7
Belief on HAART benefits       
Yes 250 99.2 245 97.2 495 98.2
No - - 5 2.0 5 1.0
I doubt 2 0.8 2 0.8 4 0.8
Contact with psychiatric care services       
Yes 16 6.3 43 17.1 59 11.7
No 236 93.7 209 82.9 445 88.3
Perceived satisfaction with HCP       
Yes 242 96.0 234 92.9 476 94.4
No - - 13 5.2 13 2.6
Not sure 10 4.0 5 2.0 15 3.0
Having goals       
Yes 249 98.8 236 93.7 485 96.2
No 3 1.2 16 6.3 19 3.8
Comfortable when taking HAART in front of others       
Yes 124 49.2 125 49.6 249 49.4
No 128 50.8 127 50.4 255 50.6
  1. HCP = Health Care Providers