Table 2

Mean baseline and fourth year CD4+ and CD8+ cell count of pre-ART subjects
Cells/μl Year HIV/HCV co-infected (G4) (n = 9) Mean ± SD HIV mono-infected (G3) (n = 9) Mean ± SD p value
CD4+ 1st year 303 ± 73 435 ± 52 P < 0.003
4th year 211 ± 163 314 ± 27 P < 0.004
CD8+ 1st year 1612 ± 380 1676 ± 343 N/S
4th year 772 ± 552 1092 ± 177 P < 0.002

(Number of patients in parenthesis), N/S- not significant.

Key: G = Group, HAART = highly active antiretroviral therapy, ART = Antiretroviral treatment, μl = microliter, CD = Cluster designation/differentiation, SD = standard deviation.

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Taye and Lakew BMC Immunology 2013 14:23   doi:10.1186/1471-2172-14-23

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