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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Drug use and antiretroviral therapy (ART) interactions: a qualitative study to explore the knowledge, beliefs, adherence, and quality of life of people living with HIV taking ART and illicit drugs

 N (%)
N21
Gender
 Males18 (85.7)
 Females3 (14.3)
Country of birth
 Spain19 (90.5)
 Other European country1 (4.7)
 Other countries1 (4.7)
Sexual behavior
 Heterosexual3 (14.3)
 Homosexual16 (76.2)
 Bisexual2 (9.5)
Educational level
 Primary education2 (9.5)
 Secondary education9 (42.9)
 University degree10 (47.6)
 Other0 (0)
Work situation
 Working (with a legal contract)11 (52.4)
 Unemployed6 (28.6)
 Retired/work impairment4 (19)
 Others0 (0)
Monthly income
 < 1000€12 (57.1)
 1000–1499€6 (28.6)
 1500–1999€1 (4.8)
 > 2000€1 (4.8)
 Missing datum1 (4.8)
Transmission route
 Unprotected sexual intercourse16 (76.2)
 Sharing injecting materials4 (19)
 Unknown0 (0)
 Other1 (4.8)
Age in years (Mean ± SD)40 ± 11.1
Duration of infection in years (Mean ± SD)14.2 ± 8.9
Years taking ART (Mean ± SD)10.2 ± 8.5
  1. ART antiretroviral therapy