Table 1

Subject Characteristics at the Entry Visit

Characteristic

Value


Age, years, median (range)

41.5 (23–64)

Male, n (%)

39 (78%)

Race, n (%) White, not Hispanic

33 (66%)

Black, not Hispanic

10 (20%)

Hispanic

4 (8%)

Other

3 (6%)

Years of education, median (range)

13 (9–18)

NPZ4, mean (standard deviation)

-0.46 (0.72)

Current antiretroviral use, n (%)

33 (66%)

ARVs with good CNS penetration, median (range)

3 (0–4)

Two or more ARVs with good CNS penetration, n (%)

28 (85%)

Peripheral blood CD4+ T cells/ul, median (range)

467 (3–1016)

Plasma HIV RNA (49 subjects)

Detectable n (%)

29 (58%)

RNA log copies/ml in those with detectable plasma HIV RNA, median (range)

3.50 (1.82–5.48)

CSF WBC

WBC > 5/ul, n (%)

15 (30%)

CSF WBC in those with > 5/ul, median, (range)

13 (7–51)

CSF HIV RNA

Detectable, n (%)

17 (34%)

CSF HIV RNA log copies/ml in those with detectable CSF HIV RNA, median (range)

2.92 (1.71–4.08)


HIV, human immunodeficiency virus

NPZ4, normalized score on four neuropsychological tests

RNA, ribonucleic acid

CSF, cerebrospinal fluid

WBC, white blood cell

Detectable, > 50 copies/ml

ARV, antiretroviral agent

Marra et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2007 7:37   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-7-37

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