Knowledge based questionnaires Standard Care Group n=120 (%)  Intervention Care Group   n=120 (%)
Pre-KABP responses Post- KABP responses Pre- KABP responses Post- KABP responses
1. Do you know how HIV disease is transmitted?
Yes* 84(70) 104(86.7) 94(78.3) 120(100)
No 36(30) 16(13.3) 26(21.7)  
2. How many medications a normal antiretroviral therapy has?
One 22(18.3) 25(20.8) 27(22.5) 4(3.3)
Two 32(26.7) 55(45.9) 26(21.7) 42(35)
More than two* 12(10) 16(13.3) 7(5.8) 70(58.4)
Don’t know 54(45) 24(20) 60(50) 4(3.3)
3. Are you aware of the duration of antiretroviral therapy?
Yes* 59(49.2) 97(80.8) 61(50.8) 118(98.3)
No 18(15) 8(6.7) 25(20.8) 2(1.7)
Don’t know 43(35.8) 15(12.5) 34(28.4)  
4. Is your HIV disease contagious?
Yes 10(8.3) 5(4.2) 3(2.5) 3(2.9)
No* 91(75.8) 110(91.6) 90(75) 115(96)
Don’t know 19(15.9) 5(4.2) 27(22.5) 2(1.1)
5. What are the common symptoms of HIV disease?
Weight loss* 55(45.9) 52(43.3) 41(34.2) 44(36.7)
Ulcers* 6(5) 5(4.2) 5(4.2) 7(5.8)
Difficult breathing* 13(10.8) 10(8.3) 20(16.7) 7(5.8)
All of the above* 18(15) 22(18.3) 16(13.3) 55(45.9)
Don’t know 28(23.3) 31(25.9) 38(31.6) 7(5.8)
6. What are the common adverse effects of antiretroviral therapy?
Anemia* 3(2.5) 7(5.8) 2(1.7) 13(10.8)
Diarrhea* 1(0.8) 3(2.5) 8(6.7) 26(21.7)
Fatigue* 14(11.7) 18(15) 11(9.2) 25(20.8)
All of the above* 2(1.7) 5(4.2) 1(0.8) 26(21.7)
Don’t know 100 (83.3) 87(72.5) 98(81.6) 30(25)
7. Is there a best treatment for your HIV disease?
Yes* 78(65) 104(86.7) 79(65.8) 120(100)
No 10(8.3) 6(5) 2(1.7)  
Don’t know 32(26.7) 10(8.3) 39(32.5)  
8. Do you know how long antiretroviral therapy to be continued?
 Long duration therapy 32(26.7) 34(28.3) 35(29.2) 26(21.7)
Short duration therapy 6(5) 6(5) 5(4.2)  
  Very short duration therapy 1(0.8)      
 Lifelong therapy* 39(32.5) 67(55.9) 39(32.5) 94(78.3)
Don’t know 42(35) 13(10.8) 41(34.1)  
9. What does antiretroviral therapy do?
Yes, improves immunity* 24(20) 44(36.7) 11(9.2) 81(67.5)
No, not improves immunity 1(0.8) 2(1.7)    
Antiretroviral therapy not always a cure 4(3.3) 71(59.1) 6(5) 2(1.7)
Don’t know 91(75.9) 3(2.5) 103(85.8) 37(30.8)
10. What are the common causes that lead to the cassation of antiretroviral therapy?
Poor adherence* 23(19.1) 21(17.5) 22(18.3) 24(20)
Economical burden* 25(20.8) 28(23.3) 23(19.2) 22(18.3)
ADRs/ drug allergy* 7(5.9) 9(7.5) 8(6.7) 4(3.3)
All of the above* 33(27.5) 36(30) 31(25.8) 49(40.8)
Don’t know 32(26.7) 26(21.7) 36(30) 21(17.6)
11. Have you been educated about the importance of antiretroviral therapy?
Yes* 73(60.8) 113(94.2) 57(47.5) 118(98.3)
No 47(39.2) 7(5.8) 63(52.5) 2(1.7)
*Correct responses
Table 2: Frequency distribution of the patients’ responses to the knowledge based questionnaires.
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