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Table 2 HIV-related and chronic disease related characteristics of people living with HIV

From: Frequency and reasons for delayed treatment initiation after HIV diagnosis: cross-sectional study in Lahore, Pakistan

Variables n %
Initiation of HIV treatment
 Early (≤3 months) 254 71.5
 Delayed (> 3 months) 101 28.5
Initial CD4 count (cells/mm3)
  < 200 105 29.6
 200–349 76 21.4
  > 349 174 49.0
 Median ± IQR 341 ± 170  
Physical disability
 No 293 82.5
 Pre-HIV 8 2.3
 Post-HIV 54 15.2
Any associated chronic disease
 Tuberculosis 55 15.5
 Diabetes 8 2.3
 Hypertension 4 1.1
 Hepatitis B 7 2.0
 Hepatitis C 84 23.7
 None 197 55.5