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Table 2 Psychosocial, medical and sexual characteristics of the respondents, Jimma University Specialized Hospital, March 2007

From: Disclosure experience and associated factors among HIV positive men and women clinical service users in southwest Ethiopia

Variables Male(352) Female(353) P-value
  N % N %  
Depression(BDI > 10)a      0.009
   Not depressed 235 66.8 268 75.9  
   Depressed 117 33.2 85 24.1  
Knowledge of partner's HIV status      0.468
   Yes 284 80.7 276 78.2  
   No 68 19.3 77 21.8  
Partner HIV status      0.517
   HIV positive 238 67.6 238 67.4  
   HIV negative 46 13.1 38 10.8  
   Unknown 68 19.3 77 21.8  
Taking ART      0.000
   yes 277 78.7 228 64.4  
   No 75 21.3 125 35.4  
Number of life time Sexual partners      0.000
   1 12 3.4 39 11.0  
   2–4 182 51.7 241 68.3  
   >= 5 158 44.9 73 20.7  
WHO Stage of disease at enrollment      
   I & II 66 18.9 105 29.8 0.000
   III 169 48.3 179 50.9  
   IV 115 32.9 68 19.3  
Substance use b      0.039
   Yes 37 10.5 21 5.9  
   No 315 89.5 332 94.1  
  1. a Beck Depression Inventory
  2. b Khat, Cigarettes, Alcohol.