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Table 1 Sample demographics and HIV care continuum characteristics

From: “Like a ticking time bomb”: the persistence of trauma in the HIV diagnosis experience among black men who have sex with men in New York City

Factor N (%)
Race/Ethnicity
 Black/African American 16 (100)
 Hispanic/Latino 2 (13)
 White/mixed 1 (6.3)
NYC borough
 Manhattan 5 (3.1)
 Bronx 8 (50)
 Brooklyn 1 (6.3)
 Queens 1 (6.3)
 Staten Island 1 (6.3)
Sexual identity
 Gay/homosexual 15 (94)
 Bisexual 1 (6.3)
Education
 Some high school 1 (6.3)
 Some college 7 (44)
 Degree from vocational/technical school 1 (6.3)
 Associate degree 3 (19)
 Bachelor’s degree 2 (13)
 Advanced degree 2 (13)
Employment status
 Employed for wages 10 (63)
 Self-employed 2 (13)
 Unemployed and looking for work 3 (19)
 Unemployed and not looking for work 1 (6.3)
Housing status
 Currently housed 14 (88)
 Currently homeless 2 (13)
 Homeless in the past 12 months 3 (19)
Annual income
 < $20,000 9 (56)
 $20,000 – $40,000 4 (25)
 $40,000 – $60,000 1 (6.3)
 > $100,000 2 (13)
Health insurance
 Yes 15 (94)
 No 1 (6.3)
Relationship status
 Single 12 (75)
 Partnered 2 (13)
 Married 2 (13)
STI diagnosis in the past year
 Yes 2 (13)
  Syphilis 1 (6.3)
  Gonorrhea 1 (6.3)
 No 14 (88)
Illicit drug use in the past year
 Yes 8 (50)
  Crack/cocaine 1 (6.3)
  Ecstasy 1 (6.3)
  Methamphetamine 1 (6.3)
  Marijuana 7 (44)
  Injection drugs 1 (6.3)
 No 8 (50)
Past incarcerations in lifetime
 Yes 2 (13)
 No 14 (88)
Years in which participants first tested positive for HIV
 1985–2000 3 (19)
 2001–2016 13 (81)
Visited a healthcare worker for HIV-related medical care within 3 months of diagnosis?
 Yes 15 (94)
 No 1 (6.3)
Visited a healthcare worker for HIV-related medical care in the past year
 Yes 16 (100)
 No 1 (0)
Current trusting relationship with healthcare provider
 Yes 15 (94)
 No 1 (6.3)
Number of missed clinic appointments in the past year
 0 11 (69)
 1 1 (6.3)
 2 2 (12)
 ≥ 3 2 (12)
Currently taking antiretroviral medications
 Yes 15 (94)
 No 1 (6.3)
Viral load
 Undetectable (<  50 copies/mL) 11 (69)
 ≤ 75 copies/mL 3 (19)
 Unknown 2 (12)