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Table 1 Distribution of different intestinal parasites among HIV positive and negative subjects, Hawassa Referral Hospital, Ethiopia, 2008

From: Intestinal parasitic infections in relation to HIV/AIDS status, diarrhea and CD4 T-cell count

Type of parasite HIV positive (N = 214) Number (%) HIV-negative (N = 164) Number (%) Total (N = 378) Number (%) P-value
Helminths     
A. lumbricoides 26(12.2) 21(12.8) 47(12.4) 0.85
T. trichiura 8(3.7) 13(7.9) 21(5.6) 0.08
Hookworm species 7(3.3) 13(7.9) 20(5.3) 0.05
E. vermicularis 2(0.9) 1(0.6) 3(0.8) 1.00*
S. stercoralis 27(12.6) 1(0.6) 28(7.4) 0.000
Taenia species 3(1.4) 5(3.1) 8(2.1) 0.30*
H. nana 4(1.9) 1(0.6) 5(1.3) 0.39*
S. mansoni 4(1.9) 4(2.4) 8(2.1) 0.73*
Protozoa     
E. histolytica/dispar 53(24.8) 47(28.7) 100(26.5) 0.40
G. lamblia 24(11.2) 12(7.3) 36(9.5) 0.20
I. belli 26(12.2) 0 26(6.9) -
Cryptosporidium species 43(20.1) 0 43(11.4) -
E. coli 4(1.9) 3(1.8) 7(1.9) 1.00*
T. hominis 2(0.9) 0 2(0.5) -
  1. * P value from Fisher's exact test