Variables Frequency n=412 %
Living condition Family 295 71.6
Alone 117 28.4
Perceived Social support Excellent 108 26.2
Very good 143 34.7
Good 100 24.3
Fair 25 6.1
Low 36 8.7
Perceived religiosity Excellent 83 20.1
Very good 209 50.7
Good 97 23.5
Fair 9 2.2
Low 14 3.4
Perceived stigma and discrimination Yes 82 19.9
No 330 80.1
Member of HIV association Yes 120 29.1
No 292 70.9
Current Substance use Yes 40 9.7
No 372 90.3
Type of substance Alcohol 33 8.0
Chat 4 1.0
Hashish 1 0.2
Combine use 2 0.5
  Non user 372 90.3
Table 4: Social Support and Substance Related Characteristics of the Respondents at ART clinic of  DebreMarkos referral hospital,  East Gojjam, Amhara, Ethiopia, 2013