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Table 2 ART coverage estimates by sex and age using self-report, ARV detection in DBS and both methods combined among all HIV-positive individuals and among individuals qualifying for ART by National Guidelines at the time of the survey

From: A comparison of self-report and antiretroviral detection to inform estimates of antiretroviral therapy coverage, viral load suppression and HIV incidence in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

  Self-report ARV detection Combined measurea
% (95%CI) % (95%CI) % (95%CI)
All HIV-positive 51.4 (48.5–54.3) 53.1 (50.2–55.9) 56.1 (53.5–58.8)
 Women 52.6 (49.5–55.6) 55.4 (52.5–58.2) 57.8 (54.9–60.7)
 Men 47.7 (41.2–54.3) 45.8 (39.9–51.8) 50.6 (44.4–56.8)
 15–19 years 33.3 (23.3–45.2) 33.8 (23.9–45.4) 44.3 (33.0–56.2)
 20–34 years 37.2 (33.6–41.0) 41.1 (37.3–44.9) 43.0 (39.3–46.7)
 35–44 years 67.8 (62.6–72.6) 67.6 (62.7–72.2) 72.5 (67.8–76.8)
 45–59 years 66.6 (61.5–71.2) 66.1 (60.6–71.2) 67.6 (62.4–72.4)
Qualifying for ARTb 74.8 (71.7–77.6) 75.0 (72.0–77.8) 78.1 (75.2–80.7)
 Women 77.8 (75.0–80.5) 78.5 (75.8–81.0) 81.1 (78.5–83.5)
 Men 65.7 (58.1–72.5) 63.9 (56.6–70.5) 68.7 (61.4–75.2)
 15–19 years 63.9 (47.6–77.5) 59.0 (42.1–74.0) 73.8 (58.6–84.9)
 20–34 years 62.3 (57.5–66.9) 64.8 (60.1–69.2) 67.4 (62.8–71.6)
 35–44 years 85.3 (80.1–89.3) 84.8 (80.0–88.7) 88.6 (84.0–92.0)
 45–59 years 84.1 (79.2–88.1) 83.6 (78.0–88.1) 84.5 (79.2–88.6)
  1. aCombined measure: categorized as ART exposed by at least one method
  2. bIndividuals qualifying for ART by National Guidelines at the time of the survey: initiated on ART, not on ART with CD4 < 350cells/μl, pregnant and breastfeeding women