Characteristic Standard Care Group
n=120 (%)
Intervention Care Group
n=120 (%)
Sex    
Male 99(82.5) 89 (74.2)
Female 21 (17.5) 31 (25.8)
CD4+ T-cell count (cells/µl)    
≤ 350 114 (95) 113 (94.1)
350-500 4 (3.3) 4 (3.3)
>500 2 (1.7) 3 (2.6)
Age (years)    
21-40 51 (42.5) 63 (52.6)
41-60 67 (55.8) 52 (43.3)
> 60 2 (1.7) 5 (4.1)
ART regimen    
Tenofovir + Emtricitabine+ Efavirenz 52 (43.3) 52 (43.3)
Zidovudine + Lamivudine+Nevirapine 53 (44.1) 45 (37.5)
Stavudine + Lamivudine+Nevirapine 15 (12.6) 23 (19.2)
Education status    
Literate 71 (59.1) 58 (48.3)
Illeterate 49 (40.9) 62 (51.7)
Employment status    
Employed 94 (78.3) 88 (73.3)
Unemployed 26 (21.7) 32 (26.7)
Duration of  use of antiretroviral therapy    
Less than two years 113(94.1) 109(90.9)
Greater than two years 7(5.9) 11(9.1)
Table 1: Demographic characteristic of patients in standard care group and Intervention care group.
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