Table 3

HIV-related factors of the ART clinic participants (n=530)

VariablesDepressive symptomsP value (χ2)
No n (%)Yes n (%)
Duration since knowing HIV statusLess than 5 years132 (24.9)19 (3.6)0.1
5 years and above310 (58.5)69 (13)
Duration of ARTLess than 5 years191 (36)33 (6.2)0.3
5 years and above251 (47.4)55 (10.4)
ART drug regimen1c166 (31.3)35 (6.6)0.8
1d54 (10.2)13 (2.4)
1e197 (37.2)36 (6.8)
1f25 (4.7)4 (0.8)
Opportunistic infectionsYes4 (0.8)8 (1.5)<0.001
No438 (82.6)80 (15.1)
CD4 levelLess than 500228 (43)61 (11.5)0.002
500 and above214 (40.4)27 (5.1)
  • 1c=zidovudine (AZT)+lamivudine (3TC)+nevirapine (NVP); 1d=AZT+3TC+efavirenz (EFV); 1e=tenofovir (TDF)+3TC+EFV; 1f=TDF+3TC+NVP.

  • ART, antiretroviral therapy.