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Table 2 Characterization of dried blood spots from 11 AMIS participants with detectable HIV-1 viral load

From: The feasibility of modified HIV and antiretroviral drug testing using self-collected dried blood spots from men who have sex with men

Viral load log10

Copies/ml

Humidity (%)

Days between kits mailed and arrived at CDC

Days missed all doses, past 4 days

Days missed 1 dose or more,

past 30 days

Taking ARV as directed, past 30 days (self-reported)

3.04

<  30

9

4

25

rarely

4.48

<  30

10

Not on ARV

  

5.02

<  30

10

4

14

never

5.30

<  30

8

4

30

never

<  2.92

40

72

0

2

almost always

<  2.92

30

7

Not availablea

  

<  2.92

30

10

0

0

always

<  2.92

30

11

0

0

always

< 2.92

<  30

8

2

7

usually

< 2.92

<  30

9

0

0

always

<  2.92

no indicator

9

0

0

always

  1. Abbreviation: ARV Antiretroviral
  2. aThe participant didn’t provide the ARV information in the online survey