Variables Frequency n=412 %
Psychiatric illness before HIV status confirmed Yes 56 13.6
No 356 86.4
Psychiatric illness after HIV Status confirmed Yes 19 4.6
No 389 94.4
Family history of mental illness Yes 22 5.3
Unknown 10 2.4
No 380 92.2
Family member death due to HIV Yes 46 11.2
No 317 76.9
Don’t know 49 11.9
Spouse death due to HIV Yes 60 14.6
No 352 85.4
No of children Null 109 26.5
1-2 175 42.5
>2 128 31.1
Child HIV status Positive 42 10.2
I don’t know 21 5.1
Negative 240 58.3
No child 109 26.5
Partner HIV  status Positive 170 41.3
Unknown & no partner 106 25.7
Negative 136 33.0
Current Bereavement Yes 34 8.3
No 378 91.7
Table 3: Family History and stressful life  event  at ART clinic of DebreMarkos referral hospital, East Gojjam, Amhara, Ethiopia, 2013