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Table 3 Participant clinical information (n = 30)

From: A new grounded theory model of sexual adjustment to HIV: facilitators of sexual adjustment and recommendations for clinical practice

HIV related informationMean (SD), [range]
Years since HIV diagnosis10 (8.4), [1–30]
Years since HIV treatment commenced7.6 (7.5), [1–26]
 n (%)
Mode of HIV acquisition
 Sexual transmission29 (96.7)
 Not known1 (3.3)
 Currently on HIV treatment26 (86.7)
Self-reported viral load
 Undetectable26 (86.7)
 Detectable1 (3.3)
 Unknown3 (10)
Self-reported CD4 count
 500–1500 range21 (70)
 200–4002 (6.7)
  < 2000 (0)
 Unknown7 (23.3)
Psychological well-beingMean (SD), [range]
DASSa sub-scale scores
 Depression11.2 (8.7), [0–36]
 Anxiety7.8 (6.3), [0–24]
 Stress13.3 (8.8), [0–36]
Sexual well-beingn (%)
PROMISv2± normed score ranges
 No partner/ No recent sexual activity13 (43.3)
 Below average (~ 1 SD below mean)4 (13.3)
 Average4 (13.3)
 Better than average (~ 1 SD above mean)1 (3.3)
 Much better than average (>1SD above mean8 (26.6)
  1. aDepression Anxiety Stress Scales – short form 21 [13]
  2. ±PROMISv2 [14]