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Table 2 Clinical characteristics and antiretroviral therapy condition of the study participants, University of Gondar Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015 (n = 440)

From: Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and associated factors among HIV positive adults attending care and treatment in University of Gondar Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Comorbidities
 Yes 117 26.6
 No 323 73.4
Knowledge about treatment
 Knowledgeable 297 67.5
 Not knowledgeable 143 32.5
Knowing HIV status of partners
 Yes 240 54.5
 No 200 45.5
HIV status of the partner (n = 240)
 Positive 200 83.3
 Negative 40 16.7
Family disclosure status
 Yes 321 73.0
 No 119 27.0
CD4 count
  < 500 mm3 266 60.5
  > = 500 mm3 174 39.5
Substance use in the past 1 year
 Yes 29 6.6
 No 411 93.4
Partner in the past 1 year
 Yes 314 71.4
 No 126 28.6
Length of stay with a current partner (n = 314)
  < 1 year 67 21.3
 1–4 year 39 12.4
 4 year 208 66.3
Number of partners (n = 314)
 One 268 85.4
 More than one 46 14.6
Discussion about safe sex (n = 314)
 Yes 256 81.5
 No 58 18.5
Duration since tested HIV positive
  < 1 year 30 6.8
 1–5 year 172 39.1
 5–10 year 231 52.5
  > 10 years 7 1.6
Duration since on ART
  < 1 year 62 14.1
 1–5 years 377 85.7
  > 5 years 1 0.2