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Table 2 Demographics, HIV history and FDG-PET scanning results

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

  Normal PET
n = 17
Abnormal PET
n = 21
p-valuea
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD  
Age (y) 46.6 ± 8.4 49.9 ± 9.8 0.3
Years of known HIV infection 13.8 ± 5.2 10.3 ± 4.2 0.03*
Nadir CD4 level (106 cells/l) 134 ± 144 236 ± 210 0.1
Max. log. HIV RNA copies/mlb 4.97 ± 0.7 5.34 ± 0.6 0.12
Years on ARV treatment 8.5 ± 3.3 7 ± 2 0.08*
Years on didanosine and/or stavudine 1.3 ± 1.9 1.7 ± 2.7 0.6
  1. ap values, equal variance of means assumed, b data only available for 30 patients
  2. *p-values < .05 considered significant, values between .05 -.099 considered borderline significant