TableĀ 2

Child awareness of adult HIV-associated symptoms and illnesses using the verbal assessment tool (n=673 dyads)

Symptom/illnessChild responseAdult responseConcurrency (%)Sensitivity (%)Specificity (%)
NoYesTotal
Vaginal CancerNo258025899100100
Yes235
Not applicable*4100410
Total6703673
JaundiceNo57649625861090
Yes42648
Total61855673
Oral candidiasisNo55521576854090
Yes831497
Total63835673
Herpes zosterNo53721558846090
Yes8629115
Total62350673
TBNo50151552825090
Yes7348121
Total57499673
WastingNo47142513796080
Yes10159160
Total572101673
Sores/abscessesNo47246518744080
Yes12629155
Total59875673
Weight lossNo32950379697070
Yes158136294
Total487186673
Acute respiratory tract infectionNo41459473694070
Yes15248200
Total566107673
Constant diarrhoeaNo20727298020
Yes9722119
Not applicable*5270527
Total64429673
Adult provisional HIV statusNo40737444726873
Yes15277229
Total559114673
  • *These symptoms or diagnoses included a screening question, which resulted in individuals being ineligible for analysis.

  • TB, tuberculosis.