Variable Median (IQR) or Number (Proportion)
Age Median 40 years (34-46)
15-34 years 32 (25.4%)
35-49 years 78 (61.9%)
≥50years 16 (12.7%)
Method of HIV Acquisition (n=114)
Sex with a man 84 (73.7%)
Injection drug use 2 (1.8%)
Blood transfusion 4 (3.5%)
Needlestick injury 3 (2.6%)
Don’t know 12 (10.5%)
None of the above 6 (5.3%)
Other 3 (2.6%)
Region of Birth
Canada 2 (1.6%)
Caribbean 21 (16.7%)
Central Africa 3 (2.4%)
Eastern Africa 67 (53.2%)
Northern Africa 2 (1.6%)
Southern Africa 18 (14.3%)
Western Africa 11 (8.7%)
Other Africa 1 (0.8%)
Other 1 (0.8%)
Religion
Christian 104 (82.5%)
Muslim 9 (7.1%)
Other 13 (10.3%)
Duration in Canada Median 4 years (2-11)
<2 years 24 (19.2%)
2-4 years 39 (31.2%)
5-9 years 27 (21.6%)
10-19 years 20 (16.0%)
>20 years 15 (12.0%)
HIV Treatment (n=114)
Never 18 (15.9%)
Yes, but not in the past six months 16 (14.2%)
Yes, in the past six months 79 (69.9%)
Education
No education 4 (3.2%)
Some/completed Elementary School 11 (8.8%)
Some/Completed Secondary School 46 (36.8%)
Some/Completed College/University 61 (48.8%)
Some/Completed Graduate Education 3 (2.4%)
Household Income
Less than $10, 000 38 (35.2%)
    $10, 000 - $19, 999 37 (34.3%)
$20, 000 - $49, 999 30 (27.8%)
$50, 000 or more 3 (2.8%)
Having a Family MD 112 (89.6%)
Having seen family MD in last six months 67 (53.6%)
Having seen HIV specialist in last six months 67 (53.6%)
Table 1: Baseline characteristics of 126 HIV-Positive ACB Women in Study Population. ACB: African Caribbean Black; IQR: Interquartile Range; MD: Medical Doctor.
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