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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of HIV-infected patients (n = 191)

From: Infection with HIV and HCV enhances the release of fatty acid synthase into circulation: evidence for a novel indicator of viral infection

Characteristics Values
Age, years 38.8 (0.51)
Gender, male (%) 127 (66.5)
BMI, kg/m 2 22.93 (0.26)
Current smokers, n (%) 154 (80.6)
Lipodystrophy, n (%) 47 (24.1)
Time of sero-prevalence, years 4.29 (0.3)
Risk factors for HIV, n (%)  
Intravenous drug users 113 (59.2)
Heterosexual contact 54 (28.3)
Male homosexual contact 24 (12.5)
Treatment scheme, n (%)  
   Untreated 51 (26.7)
   Non-nucleoside analogues 76 (39.8)
   Protease inhibitors 64 (33.5)
Undetectable HIV-1 viral load a , n (%) 114 (59.7)
CD4+ T lymphocyte count, cells/mL 459 (22.8)
HCV co-infection, n (%) 115 (60.2)
HCV genotypes, %  
   I 78.3
   II 3.8
   III 14.9
   IV 3.0
Log-HCV viral load, copies/mL 5.89 (1.14)
  1. Values are the mean and the standard errors of the mean (S.E.M.), unless otherwise indicated.
  2. a Limit of detection: 40 copies/mL.