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Table 1 Socio-demographic Characteristics of HCP (N = 28)

From: Experiences and training needs of healthcare providers involved in the care of Ghanaian adolescents living with HIV: an interventional study

ParameterFrequency, n (%)
Age (years)
 < 305 (17.9)
 30–4013 (46.4)
 41–508 (28.6)
 51–602 (7.1)
Gender
 Male6 (21.4}
 Female22 (78.6)
Category of staff
 Nurse/Midwife19 (67.9)
 Doctor1 (3.6)
 Biomedical scientist4 (14.3)
 Support staffa4 (14.3)
Years in healthcare
 < 57 (25.0)
 5–109 (32.1)
 10–158 (28.6)
 15–203 (10.7)
 > 201 (3.6)
Current Unit in the hospital
 Public health unit/ART Clinic18 (64.3)
 Laboratory4 (14.3)
 TB UNIT2 (7.1)
 Wards4 (14.3)
Years at the current unit in the hospital
 < 513 (46.4)
 5–1012 (42.9)
 10–152 (7.1)
 15–200 (0.0)
 > 201 (3.6)
Are you a trained HIV counselor?
 Yes23 (82.1)
 No5 (17.9)
How/Where did you receive training in HIV counseling? (N = 23)
 On the job by my colleagues8 (34.8)
 By the National AIDS Control Programme11 (47.8)
 As part of my professional training program4 (17.4)
  1. aThese are mainly social workers and peer educators