Characteristics Frequency Percent
Eligibility criteria
Only CD4 below 200 318 62.5
CD4 below 200 and WHO stage IIor III with TLC ≤ 1200 162 31.8
Both CD4 below 200 and WHO stage IV 22 4.3
WHO stage II and III with TLC ≤ 1200 7 1.4
Functional status
Working 275 54.4
Ambulatory 222 44.0
Bedridden 8 1.6
WHO clinical stage
Stage I 1 0.2
Stage II 40 7.9
Stage III 451 88.8
Stage IV 16 3.1
Baseline CD4 count
≤ 100 cell/mm3 212 41.7
>100 cell/mm3 297 58.3
Drug type at initiation
d4t - 3TC- NVP 197 38.7
d4t - 3TC- EFV 97 19.1
AZT – 3TC- NVP 163 32.0
AZT – 3TC- EFV 52 10.2
Hemoglobin level
<10 mg/dl 70 15.0
≥ 10 mg/dl 398 85.0
Table 2: Baseline Clinical characteristics of HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral therapy at Debremarkos Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, May 2012.