Table 1

Characteristics of participants (n=361)

CharacteristicNumber (%)
Gender
 Men289 (80)
 Women66 (18)
 Transgendered6 (2)
Age (median; 1st–3rd quartile)46 years (40–52 years)
 50 years or older130 (36)
Year of HIV diagnosis (median; 1st–3rd quartile)1998 (1991–2005)
 Diagnosed prior to 1996139 (38)
Taking antiretroviral therapy301 (83)
Nadir CD4 count (<200 cells/mm3)167 (46)
Undetectable viral load196 (76)
Earning between $C10 000–20 000 per year192 (53)
Currently working for pay72 (20)
Living alone227 (63)
Have children117 (32)
 Live with children26/117 (22)
Self-rated health status
 Poor22 (6)
 Fair75 (21)
 Good138 (38)
 Very good82 (23)
 Excellent42 (12)
Living with two or more concurrent health conditions279 (77)
Common concurrent health conditions
 Mental health (eg, anxiety or depression)143 (40)
 Arthritis97 (27)
 Osteoporosis or osteopenia59 (16)
 Cardiovascular disease (eg, heart attack or stroke)55 (15)
 Hepatitis C51 (14)
 Cancer40 (11)
 Diabetes39 (11)
 Neurocognitive decline36 (10)
 Liver disease36 (10)
  • Not all characteristics add to the total n due to missing responses.