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Table 1 Performance of the HIV algorithm in identifying those children where antiretroviral treatment (ART) is indicated

From: Paediatric HIV management at primary care level: an evaluation of the integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) guidelines for HIV

ART indicated
(n = 76)
Number %
(95% CI)
Number Identified by algorithma Proportion identified by algorithm % (95% CI)
Indicated by CD4<20% 22 8.9
(19.0 - 41.2)
18 81.8
(59.4 - 93.3)
Indicated by WHO clinical stage 3 or 4 60 78.9
(67.4 - 87.2)
50 83.3
(70.0 - 91.5)
Total ART indicated 63 82.9
(71.2 - 90.5)
52 82.5
(69.4-90.8)
ART not indicated by CD4 count or clinical staging 6   1  
ART not indicated by clinical staging, CD4 not available 6   1  
   Already on ART 1   0  
   Total 76   54 71.1
(59.5 - 80.4)
  1. a classified as suspected symptomatic HIV
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