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Table 3 The distribution of intestinal helminths among HIV-positive Pre-ART study participants from Arba Minch, Chencha and Gidole hospitals, Ethiopia.(Dec. 2008–Sept. 2009)

From: Deworming and the immune status of HIV positive pre-antiretroviral therapy individuals in Arba Minch, Chencha and Gidole hospitals, Southern Ethiopia

Intestinal helminths Hospitals Total (n = 66)
Arba Minch hospital (n = 16) Chencha hospital (n = 40) Gidole hospital (n = 10)
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Ascaris lumbricoides 9 (56.2 %) 24 (60.0 %) 9 (90.0 %) 42 (63.7 %)
Hookworm species 2 (12.5 %) 5 (12.5 %) 1 (10.0 %) 8 (12.2 %)
Trichuris trichiura 1 (2.5 %) 1 (1.5 %)
Taenia species 1 (2.5 %) 1 (1.5 %)
Strongyloides stercoralis 2 (12.5 %) 1 (2.5 %) 3 (4.5 %)
Mixed infection 3 (18.7 %) 8 (20.0 %) 11 (16.7 %)
Ascaris + Strongyloides 2 (12.5 %) 1 (2.5 %) 3 (4.5 %)
Ascaris + Trichuris 1 (6.2 %) 6 (15.0 %) 7 (10.6 %)
Ascaris +Hookworm 1 (2.5 %) 1 (1.5 %)
Total 16 (24.2 %) 40 (60.6 %) 10 (15.2 %) 66 (100.0 %)