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Table 2 Clinical and virological characteristics of the 12 HCV/HIV co-infected patients.

From: Comparison of amplification enzymes for Hepatitis C Virus quasispecies analysis

Patient Age Gender Genotype Serum HCV RNA (log10) Diversity Complexity
      Taq HF-2 Taq HF-2
1 49 F 1a 6.37 0.9856 0.9616 4 5
2 40 M 1a 5.96 0.9987 0.9978 2 2
3 36 F 1b 5.53 1.0000 1.0000 1 1
4 38 M 1a 6.75 0.9313 0.9715 8 11
5 42 M 1a 6.94 1.0000 1.0000 1 1
6 40 M 1b 5.55 0.9912 0.9997 5 2
7 41 M 1a 6.39 0.9909 1.0000 6 1
8 45 F 1a 6.25 0.9856 0.9468 4 7
9 47 M 1a 5.68 0.9945 0.9996 2 2
10 41 M 1a 5.92 0.9575 0.9430 10 10
11 61 F 1a 6.83 0.9389 0.9283 7 6
12 51 M 1a 6.99 0.9890 0.9638 2 7
AVG 44.2    6.53 0.9803 0.9760 4.33 5.0
  1. HCV genotypes were determined by INNO-LiPA, while HCV RNA was quantified with the Roche COBAS Monitor assay, and is expressed a log10IU/mL. QS heterogeneity was assessed using the clonal frequency analysis (CFA) technique. Diversity scores represent the average heteroduplex mobility ratios (HMR) for either Taq or HF-2 enzymes. Complexity scores represent the total number of distinct gel shift variants analyzed by CFA. AVG represents average.