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Table 1 Characteristics of study population and late presenters (CD4 <350 cells/mmc)

From: The potential impact of routine testing of individuals with HIV indicator diseases in order to prevent late HIV diagnosis

Variable Study population HIV Late presenters
N = 1735 (CD4 <350 cells/mmc)
N (%) N = 890
  N (%)
Median age (min-max) 36 yy (18–86) 39 yy (18–86)   
Gender     
  Male 1360 78.4% 676 76.0%
Area of birth     
  Not Italy 500 28.8% 273 30.7%
HIV exposure category     
  Heterosexual 695 40.1% 428 48.0%
  MSM 835 48.2% 337 37.9%
  IDU 136 7.8% 70 7.9%
  Other/unreported 69 3.9% 55 6.2%
Previous HIV- negative test 780 45% 240 27.0%
Previous HIV- negative test within 6 months 111 6.4% - -
CD4 cells/mmc     
  ≥350 845 48.7% - -
  200-349 296 17.1% - -
  ≤199 and AIDS 594 34.2% - -
AIDS 330 17.5% 324 36.4%
HIV indicator disease 504 29% 212 23.8%