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Table 2 Baseline HIV viral load and CD4 counts of HIV-infected patients at MRC Genito-Urinary Clinic, the Gambia

From: Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C virus in HIV-1 and HIV-2 infected Gambians

  AIDS Non-AIDS Total  
  (pre-treatment) (baseline)   
HIV-1 Infection N = 142 N = 157 N = 299  
1Viral Load (c mL-1) 1.27 × 105 (6.9 × 105) -- --  
1 CD4 Count (cells μL-1) *160 (220.0) *690.0 (510.0) 390.0 (600.0)  
CD4 Count < 200 cells μL-12 78 (56.9) 5 (3.2) 83 (28.3)  
1CD4 Percent 7 (9.0) 32.0 (8.0) 15.5 (24.0)  
HIV-2 Infection N = 29 N = 215   
1Viral Load (c mL-1) 5.88 × 104 (3.5 × 105) --   
1CD4 Count (cells μL-1) **140 (210.0) **649.0 (450.0) 600.0 (510.0)  
2CD4 Count < 200 cells μL-1 17 (58.6) 9 (4.2) 26 (10.7)  
1CD4 Percent 10 (14.0) 34.0 (10.0) 33.0 (11.0)  
HIV-1 and HIV-2 N = 19 N = 10   
1HIV-1 Viral Load (c mL-1) 1.60 × 105 (3.4 x105) --   
1HIV-2 Viral Load (c mL-1) 100 (5.8 × 103) --   
1CD4 Count 140.0 (130.0) **720.0 (282.0) 180.0 (488.0)  
2CD4 Count < 200 cells μL-1 14.0 (77.8) 0 (0) 14 (51.9)  
1CD4 Percent 8.0 (6.0) 33 (6.0) 9.0 (8.0)  
ALT for all HIV +     
1ALT Level ***20.0 (14.0) ***14.0 (10.5) 16.0 (12.0)  
1Abnormal (ALT > 46) 15.0 (7.6) 7.0 (2.9) 22 (5.1)  
  1. 1 Median values are reported for HIV viral load, CD4 count, CD4 percent, ALT level. HIV viral load was not measured in non-AIDS. Viral load units are copies mL-1 (c mL-1). 2Number and percent are reported for CD4 count <200 and abnormal ALT. *10 HIV-1 (9 AIDS, 1 non-AIDS) and 2 Dual (1 AIDS, 1 non-AIDS) were not tested for CD4 count; **53 HIV-2 (1 AIDS, 52 non-AIDS) and 5 Duals in the non-AIDS group were not tested for CD4 percent. ***In total, 160 patients (14 AIDS and 146 non-AIDS) were not tested for ALT.