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Table 4 Viral suppression following unsuppressed Viral Load from Jan 2015 to Oct 2018 and associated factors

From: Effect and implementation experience of intensive adherence counseling in a public HIV care center in Uganda: a mixed-methods study

Variable Not suppressed (n = 310) Suppressed (n = 189) Crude PR p-value adj PR 95%CI p-value
Intervention        
 SOC 129 (73.7) 46 (26.3) 1   1   
 IAC 181 (58.9) 143 (44.1) 1.68  > 0.001 1.22 1.01–1.47 0.04
Age in years 34.6 (13.1) 35.1 (12.5) 1.01 0.666 1 0.99–1.01 0.949
Sex        
 Male 113 (36.5) 61 (32.3) 1   1   
 Female 197 (63.6) 128 (67.7) 1.12 0.349 1.06 0.08–1.28 0.559
Marital status        
 Married 150 (48.4) 110 (58.2) 1     
 Single 133 (42.9) 65 (34.4) 0.78 0.042    
 Children 27 (8.7) 14 (7.4) 0.81 0.349    
CD4 count        
 ≤ 500 226 (87.6) 120 (80.4) 1     
 > 500 32 (12.4) 29 (19.5) 1.37 0.04    
First viral load 43,982 (35,011.1) 34,107.7 (18,072.5) 0.99 0.496    
Initial regimen        
 Efavirenz-based regimen 178 (57.4) 138 (73.0) 1     
 Non-Efavirenz-based regimen 132 (42.6) 51 (27.0) 0.64 0.001    
Current regimen        
 NNRTI 13 (4.2) 97 (51.3) 1   1   
 Protease inhibitors (PI) 285 (91.9) 29 (15.3) 0.1  < 0.001 0.11 0.08–0.15  < 0.001
 DTG-based regimen 12 (3.9) 63 (33.3) 0.95 0.429 0.96 0.85–1.09 0.543
First detectable viral load 70,203.2 (199,420.7) 90,402.5 (289,995.8) 1 0.32    
Days on ART 1131.3 (1034.2) 1053.0 (1005.2) 0.99 0.411