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Table 1 Baseline HIV-associated characteristics of 13 HIV-positive participants and 12 HIV-positive persons of the reference group

From: Moderate endurance training (marathon-training) – effects on immunologic and metabolic parameters in HIV-infected patients: the 42 KM cologne project

Parameter Participants
(n = 13)
Reference group
(n = 12)
Sex Male = 12
Female = 1
Male = 11
Female = 1
Age (years) 42 [27–50] 46.5 [26–57]
CD4 (/μl) 620 [146–1268] 571 [230–955]
CD4-Nadir (/μl) 230 [23–732] 315 [120–612]
AIDS diagnosis in history? In 3 patients In 1 patient
On ART? Yes = 11 (6 NNRTI-based, 5 PI-based)No = 2 Yes = 6 (2 NNRTI-based, 4 PI-based)No = 6
In those on ART: Duration of ART (years) 3.5 [1–7] 4 [2–7]
HIV-RNA < 40 cop/ml 9/11One participant had a blip at baselineOne participant most likely had compliance problems 6/6
Comorbidity 2 chronic hepatitis
2 depression
1 psoriasis (dermal; no arthritis)
1 chronic hepatitis
2 depression
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