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Table 2 Barriers encountered in accessing ART

From: ART access-related barriers faced by HIV-positive persons linked to care in southern Ghana: a mixed method study

Barrier 1st Barrier 2nd Barrier 3rd Barrier Total
Freq % Freq % Freq % N
Delay before care is received 59 10.9 35 6.5 9 1.7 103
Long distance to treatment centres 6 1.1 24 4.5 11 2 41
Financial challenges 68 12.6 24 4.4 19 3.5 111
Job insecurity 14 2.6 7 1.3 5 0.9 26
No challenge 198 36.7 350 64.8 418 77.4 966
Shortage of drugs and other commodities 72 13.3 34 6.3 12 2.2 118
Fear of side effects 26 4.8 8 1.5 2 0.4 36
Stigmatisation 7 1.3 6 1.1 3 0.6 16
Total 540 100 540 100 540 100 1620