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Table 3 Viral suppression below 1000 cp/mL by sex and age using self-report, ARV detection and both methods combined among HIV-positive individuals on ART

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)
Women 90.4 (87.7–92.6) 93.4 (91.1–95.1) 89.6 (87.1–91.6)
Men 87.7 (81.5–92.1) 92.1 (86.0–95.7) 85.2 (78.9–89.9)
15–19 years 56.5 (35.6–75.4) 87.0 (63.9–95.2) 67.7 (49.5–81.8)
20–34 years 88.0 (83.4–91.5) 91.5 (86.9–94.6) 86.9 (82.2–90.4)
35–44 years 89.8 (85.1–93.1) 92.6 (88.6–95.3) 87.8 (83.3–91.2)
45–59 years 96.6 (92.5–98.2) 96.8 (93.2–98.6) 95.9 (92.0–97.9)
All individuals 89.8 (87.3–91.9) 93.1 (91.0–94.8) 88.7 (86.2–90.7)
  1. aCombined measure: at least one method determining positive ART exposure