Table 1

Baseline Characteristics of HIV-infected adolescents (9-19 years) and young adults (20-28 years) at a South African antiretroviral treatment service

Characteristics

Adolescents N = 65

Young adults N = 818

p-value


Transferred-in patients, n (%)

19 (29.2)

103 (12.6)


Female, n (%)

43 (66.2)

708 (86.6)

< 0.0001


CD4† (cells/μL), median (IQR)

133.5 (41-198)

116 (56-170)

0.31


Baseline viral load** (copies/ml), log10 median IQR)

4.8 (4.5-5.2)

4.8 (4.4-5.3)

0.74


ART regimen at cohort entry, n (%)


EFV-based

53 (81.5)

413 (50.5)

< 0.001


NVP-based

11 (16.9)

396 (48.4)


PI-based

1 (1.5)

9 (1.1)


†Data are available for adolescents 89.2%, young adults 88.7%

**Data are available for adolescents 80.0%, young adults 81.0%

Nglazi et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-21

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