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Table 1 Characteristics of 125 patients included in the study

From: CMV quantitative PCR in the diagnosis of CMV disease in patients with HIV-infection – a retrospective autopsy based study

Characteristic Value
  CMV disease Without CMV disease
  N = 53 (%) N = 72 (%)
Risk category   
   Men who have sex with men 32/53 (60) 30/72 (42)
   Intravenous drug user 9/53 (17) 30/72 (42)
   Other 10/53 (19) 11/72 (15)
   Unknown 2/53 (4) 1/72 (1)
Age (median) at time of death, years 39 41
Sex   
   Male 46/53 (87) 58/72 (81)
   Female 7/53 (13) 14/72 (19)
CD4 cell count*   
   Median count, cells/mm3 17 69
   <100 cells/mm3 47/53 (89) 41/72 (57)
   <50 cells/mm3 43/53 (81) 32/72 (44)
Highly active antiretroviral therapy* 7/53 (13) 21/72 (29)
Plasma HIV RNA level*   
   Tested 10/53 (19) 35/72 (49)
   Median among tested, copies/mL blood 305 000 35 000
HIV RNA < 400 copies/mL blood 0/10 (0) 10/35 (29)
HIV RNA < 50 copies/mL blood 0/10 (0) 5/35 (14)
  1. Data shown are number of subjects per no. of subjects with available data
  2. * at time of last sample prior to diagnosis of CMV disease or death without CMV disease