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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants (n = 38)

From: Cerebral FDG-PET scanning abnormalities in optimally treated HIV patients

Sex (n)  
   Males 32
   Females 6
Ethnicity (n)  
   Caucasian 35
   African 2
   African-American 1
Mode of HIV infection (n)  
   Heterosexual 10
   MSMa 38
   IVDUb 0
Age 48.4 ± 9.2 (34-68)*
Years of known HIV infection 11.9 ± 4.9 (4-21)
Years on ARV therapy 7.7 ± 2.7 (3-16)
Years on didanosine and/or stavudine 1.5 ± 2.3 (0-7)
Nadir CD4 count (106 cells/l) 190 ± 188 (10-740)
Maximum HIV RNA (log copies/ml)C 5.2 ± 0.6 (3.6-6.4)
  1. a MSM: males having sex with males; b IVDU: intra-venous drug users; c data only available for 30 patients
  2. * Data expressed as mean ± SD (range)