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Table 3 ART management and adherence among ALHIV (n = 31)

From: The secret life of young adolescents living with HIV in northern Mozambique - a mixed methods study

  n %
Reports being currently on ART 30 97.0
Remembers age of ART initiation 23 70.0
Age recalled for ART initiation, median [IQR] (n = 23) 10 [5–11]
Person responsible for administering ART (n = 30)
 Self 14 45.0
 Caregiver 8 26.0
 Both self and caregiver 8 26.0
Number of ARV pills taken per day
 One ARV pill per day 22 71.0
 Two or more ARV pills per day 9 29.0
Number of times a day to take the ART
 One 26 84.0
 Two 5 16.0
Know the names of the ARVs prescribed 2 6.0
Missed ART on at least one day in past 30 days 11 35.0
Took ART as instructed over past 30 days
 Always 16 51.0
 Almost always 12 39.0
 Sometimes/usually 3 10.0
Difficulty taking ART as instructed
 Not hard/not very hard 29 93.0
 Somewhat hard 2 6.0
Reported reasons for any missed ART doses past 30 days
 None missed 21 68.0
 Forgot 8 26.0
 Different routine 1 3.0
 Unwell or vomiting 1 3.0
 Fed up or tired or taking ARVs 1 3.0
Goes to clinic appointments
 On my own 25 81.0
 With my father 6 19.0
Have to take time off of school to attend clinic visit 14 45.0
Have spent at least one night in the hospital in the last year because of being too sick to go home 7 11.0
Viral load within 6 months of survey 37 62.0a
Viral load results (n = 37)
 VL < 50 copies/mL (n = 37) 9 24.0
 VL < 1000 copies/mL (n = 37) 17 46.0
  1. a The denominator is all ALHIV included in the survey