Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2017 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Pattern of Traditional Medicine Utilization among HIV/AIDS Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy at a University Hospital in Northwestern Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Table 2

Frequency distribution of clinical characteristics of the respondents, May 2014.

VariableFrequency (%)

Time since patient was diagnosed to have HIV
 <1 year40 (13.3)
 1-2 years69 (23.0)
 >2 years191 (63.7)
CD4 cell count (count/microliter)
 <10032 (10.7)
 100–350110 (36.7)
 >350158 (52.7)
Clinical stage
 Stage I189 (63.0%)
 Stage II53 (17.7%)
 Stage III44 (14.7%)
 Stage IV14 (4.7%)
ART regimen
 AZT + 3TC + NVP166 (55.3%)
 TDF + 3TC + NVP53 (17.7%)
 TDF + 3TC + EFV40 (13.3%)
 AZT + 3TC + EFV32 (10.7%)
 Other9 (3.0%)
Medicines other than ART
 Cotrimoxazole158 (52.66%)
 Fluconazole9 (3.0%)
 Amoxicillin5 (1.5%)
 Oral contraceptives2 (0.7%)
 Anti TB2 (0.7%)
 Antimalaria1 (0.3%)
 Ibuprofen1 (0.3%)
 Sodium valproate and phenobarbitone2 (0.7%)
 Ephedrine1 (0.3%)
 Only ART119 (40.0%)

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