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Table 3 Knowledge of HIV care and treatment

From: Knowledge of HIV and factors associated with attitudes towards HIV among final-year medical students at Hanoi medical university in Vietnam

Variable (N = 200) N(%)
Most common co- infections/syndromes in Vietnam  
 Tuberculosis (TB) 180 (90.0)
 Oral mycosis 118 (59.0)
 Wasting syndrome/Chronic fatigue syndrome 72 (36.0)
What qualifies a PLHIV for ARV treatment  
 Clinical and para-clinical conditions 128 (64.0)
Main cause of ARV drug resistance  
 Non adherence to treatment 91 (45.5)
How to enhance ARV treatment adherence  
 Regular treatment monitoring and supervision 176 (88.0)
 Challenges facing workers and provision of counseling 144 (72.0)
 Community outreach of healthcare services 115 (57.5)
 Peer group’s support 135 (67.5)
 Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) 110 (55.0)
 Methadone therapy for Heroin addicts living with HIV 56 (28.0)
 Education/counseling on treatment adherence 156 (78.0)
Available support services related to ARV treatment  
 Counseling and support for treatment adherence 178 (89.0)
 Palliative care 111 (55.5)
 Home-based/community-based care 134 (67.0)
 Preventive care and opportunistic infection treatment 167 (83.5)
 Peer group’s support 134 (67.0)
 Methadone therapy for heroin users living with HIV 64 (32.0)